View Bill 16-17-10

Senate Bill 16-17-10

Bill ID: 16-17-10
Name: BOR Staff Awards 2016-2017
Proposed: 08/17/2016
Sponsor: Council of University System Staff (CUSS)
Proposal: The Council of University System Staff (CUSS) is accepting nominations for the 2016-2017 University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents (BOR) Staff Awards. These awards present an excellent opportunity for USM institutions to recognize outstanding staff members. All of the USM institutions are encouraged to submit nominations for the BOR Staff Awards. The awards represent the highest honor bestowed by the BOR for achievements of Exempt and Non-Exempt Staff employees.

In accordance with BOR Policy, the nominations must be reviewed at each institution before submission to the CUSS Awards Review Committee. At the University of Maryland, College Park, the Senate Staff Affairs Committee (representative of all classifications of employees at UMD) reviews all nomination packages and submits recommendations to the President. The President will send recommendations to the CUSS Awards Review Committee. The CUSS Awards Review Committee will then select the final candidates to be submitted to the BOR. Recipients will be announced in summer 2017 with formal presentation of the award recipients by the BOR in early fall 2017.


Status: Completed
Completed On: 06/16/2017


Reviewed By: Board of Regents (BOR)
Received: 06/16/2017
Decision Date: 06/16/2017
Decision: The BOR approved the final Staff Awards for 2017.
Actions: The BOR reviewed all System-wide nominees and selected recipients for most of the award categories. A formal presentation of the awards will be scheduled by the BOR for fall 2017.

The following staff members at UMCP were selected as the recipients of the 2017 BOR Staff Awards:

Exceptional Contribution to the Institution and/or Unit to Which a Person Belongs (Non-Exempt)
Audrey Stewart, Facilities Management

Outstanding Service to Students in an Academic or Residential Environment (Exempt)
Jenna Beckwith, University Health Center
Next Step: Formal Presentation of Recipients

Reviewed By: Council of University System Staff (CUSS)
Received: 02/02/2017
Actions: The CUSS Awards Review Committee reviewed the nomination packages from all USM Institutions, and submited its recommendations to the BOR in late spring 2017.
Next Step: Board of Regents (BOR) Review

Reviewed By: President Loh
Received: 01/19/2017
Decision Date: 02/02/2017
Decision: President Loh confirmed and endorsed the nominations as recommended by the Senate Staff Affairs Committee.
Actions: President Loh reviewed the nomination materials as submitted by the Staff Affairs Committee and drafted the required Presidential Endorsement Letters.
Next Step: CUSS Review

Reviewed By: Staff Affairs Committee
Received: 08/17/2016
Decision Due By: 02/03/2017
Actions: CUSS sent the 2016-2017 instructions to the University of Maryland on August 17, 2016. The instructions were shared with the Staff Affairs Committee at its first meeting of the year on September 13, 2016.

The Staff Affairs Committee began discussing advertising strategies for the nominations process at the beginning of the fall 2016 semester. The committee set the internal campus nominations due date as Friday, November 18, 2016. A webpage with instructions was created on the Senate website; the webpage went live on Monday, September 26, 2016. An email announcing the awards process with instructions was sent to the campus community later that week. Announcements were also posted on social media, and committee members presented at staff meetings around campus.

A subcommittee was established to review the nomination packets. The subcommittee members include:

James Bond (Exempt)
Judi Gorski (Exempt)
J Greene (Exempt)
Emily Hartz (Exempt)
Rosie Hoaas (Non-Exempt)
Maggie Saponaro (Faculty)
Dana Wimbish (Non-Exempt)

Members of the campus community submitted a total of 25 nomination packets (19 exempt and 6 non-exempt). The subcommittee met to begin reviewing nominations on December 12, 2016, when Judi Gorski was elected to chair the subcommittee. The subcommittee finalized its list of recommended finalists at its meeting on January 9, 2017, which it forwarded to the full Staff Affairs Committee. The committee reviewed the nominations and subcommittee recommendations at its meeting on January 18, and voted to recommend the following nominees:

Category One: Exceptional Contribution to the Institution and/or Unit to which the Person Belongs
Exempt Nominee: DANIEL RAMIA-College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Non-Exempt Nominee: AUDREY STEWART-Facilities Management

Category Two: Outstanding Service to Students in an Academic or Residential Environment
Exempt Nominee: JENNA BECKWITH-University Health Center
Non-Exempt Nominee: SARA LOPEZ-Dining Services

Category Three: Extraordinary Public Service to the University or Greater Community
Exempt Nominee: TERRY ZACKER-Stamp Student Union
Non-Exempt Nominee: No Nominee

Award Category Four: Effectiveness and Efficiency in Academic or Administrative Transformation
Administrative Transformation: DANIEL WILSON-Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research
Academic Transformation: CLINT BUCCO-Philip Merrill College of Journalism

The nominees were forwarded to President Loh for his consideration on January 19, 2017.
Next Step: Presidential Review