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Nominations sought for Classified Employee Recognition Awards

January 24, 2012 By Greg Bump

Nominations are being accepted for the 2012 Classified Employee Recognition Awards (CERA).

Nominated candidates are evaluated based on a variety of key 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.

For example, David Sandra, a university program associate in Student Financial Services, was nominated for his contagiously positive attitude and his commitment to public service.

And, Deena Patterson, horticultural technician at research greenhouses in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, was nominated for her innovative spirit, like developing the department’s website and devising a different method of adding pesticides that decreases harm to plants.

Sandra and Patterson are two recent winners of the Classified Employee Recognition Award, given to recognize classified employees who do an outstanding job for the university community. Click here for more examples of last year’s winners.

The deadline for submitting nominations is Monday, March 5.

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.

Visit today to make a nomination.

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