University of Vermont

President's Our Common Ground Staff Award

Nomination Process

Any member of the University of Vermont Community (including faculty, staff and students) may nominate staff members for the President's Our Common Ground Staff Award. Staff members may self nominate. The nominator should submit a letter explaining the qualifications of the nominee and a description of how the nominee exemplifies the values expressed in the Our Common Ground statement. The nominator must secure a letter of support from the person to whom the nominee reports to demonstrate support of the nomination. Additionally, the nominator must also secure a minimum of three and a maximum of five additional letters of support addressing the nominee’s qualifications. At least one support letter must be from outside the staff member's home college, school or administrative unit. The President's Office will send formal requests for support letters however it is recommended that the nominator reach out to these individuals in advance.

At the conclusion of the selection process and as part of recognizing employees, the nominees (both those selected and those not selected) will be presented copies of the nomination letter and supporting documents.

The deadline to submit nominations is February 28, 2019. Nominations should be submitted using the online Nomination Form. Nominations may also be sent to Gary Derr, Vice President for Executive Operations at or 347A Waterman Building. The winners will be announced later in spring 2019 and will be recognized at an awards brunch on Monday, June 10, 2019.

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