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Distinguished Staff Awards

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The Distinguished Staff Awards Program recognizes and rewards employees who excel in service to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Award Levels

Additional information about each award can be found on the Awards Description page.


The nominee(s) must:

Have a current performance evaluation on file in Human Resources and received an overall rating above 4.0.
Be continuously employed as full-time, benefits-eligible staff member as required by award criteria.
Not received a disciplinary action within the previous twelve months.
Completed all required training.
Not received a Distinguished Staff Award in the past five years. (The Quality Service Awards will be used as a basis for eligibility until a five year history has been established for the Distinguished Staff Awards.)

Nomination Criteria

The Nomination Form is the only source of information about the nominee that the selection committee uses in the selection process. The members evaluate to what degree the nominee demonstrates excellence in each of the areas listed under criteria for consideration. Quantity of nominations received is not a factor. The nomination form should provide specific responses for each criteria. Supplemental information (e.g., letters of reference) included with the nomination will not be submitted to the selection committee.

Verification and Approval

Verification of employment, performance, and training criteria will be completed by Human Resources. Nominations meeting the eligibility requirements stated above are sent forward to the supervisor and department leadership for approval. Approved nominations are then submitted to the selection committee for review and rating according to award criteria.

Award Evaluation Criteria

Eligible nominations will be judged upon the descriptions of the specific examples given for each evaluation item as listed under criteria for consideration. A selection committee uses a weighted scoring method to evaluate the items. The selection committee prepares a list of recommended awards to submit to the Chancellor and the President for review.



Nominations must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

Nominations forms should be submitted to HSC Relations via email to:

Nominations Guidelines and Tips

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