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Homecoming Oct. 14 - 21

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U of I Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Learn about UIRA

Staff Award Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the 2018 Outstanding Staff Awards, Staff Educational Awards, Outstanding Team Award and the Lawrence C. McBride Prize are now open and due by Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. The Staff Awards honor non-faculty staff members who are doing an outstanding job in the areas of quality of service, exceptional effort, initiative and interpersonal relations.

Established in 1972, the awards encourage more support and recognition of staff for their dedication and hard work over and above their job descriptions on behalf of the university.

Outstanding Staff Awards are given in each university staff category: Non-Faculty Exempt, Secretarial or Clerical, Technical or Paraprofessional, Service or Maintenance and Skilled Craft. The number of awards given is based upon the number of employees per category. Each recipient is presented with a plaque and a $1,000 check in recognition of their outstanding services. Nominate for Outstanding Staff Award.

The Larry C. McBride Prize recognizes an exempt employee who has demonstrated creativity, enthusiasm, the highest performance standards and exemplary service to the university. The recipient is presented with a plaque and a $1,500 check.

The Outstanding Team Award recognizes a group of employees that has shown exceptional teamwork on one-time or unique non-routine projects. The team members are presented with certificates and a check (amount depends on number of team members). Nominate for Outstanding Team Award.

The Staff Educational Awards are given to children, grandchildren, stepchildren or legal dependents of full-time, board-appointed staff members or honored retirees. Students receive a certificate and an approximate $500 scholarship for the next academic year ($250/semester). Nominate for Staff Educational Award.

For more information contact the Staff Awards Committe eat

About the University of Idaho

The University of Idaho, home of the Vandals, is Idaho’s land-grant, national research university. From its residential campus in Moscow, U of I serves the state of Idaho through educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene and Idaho Falls, nine research and Extension centers, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. Home to nearly 12,000 students statewide, U of I is a leader in student-centered learning and excels at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship and global outreach. U of I competes in the Big Sky Conference. Learn more at