Nominations sought for Classified Employee Recognition Awards

January 29, 2013 By Greg Bump

Photo: Micheal Hansen

Michael Hansen, restoration project coordinator at the UW Arboretum, removes invasive plants from surrounding native species. Hansen was one of five recipients of a 2012 Classified Employee Recognition Award.

Do you know a classified employee who provided outstanding service to students and the public, or makes other significant contributions to UW–Madison or our community?

Nominate that person for a 2013 Classified Employee Recognition Award, a program designed to reward employees for exemplary performance.

All permanent classified employees who have shown a commitment of at least three years to the University of Wisconsin–Madison are eligible for nomination.

Candidates will be evaluated based on a variety of factors, including success at promoting excellence within the work unit, performing well under pressure, developing innovative solutions to everyday problems and participating in public service activities outside normal work responsibilities.

Click here for stories about last year’s winners.

The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, Feb. 22.

A committee will review the nominations and make the final decision about who should receive the awards. CERA recipients will receive a commemorative plaque, paid registration to an employee development program of their choice and a cash award. These individuals will also be highlighted in Inside UW–Madison, and will be honored for their achievements at a special spring ceremony hosted by the chancellor at Olin House.

Visit to make a nomination.