Staff Appreciation Awards 

North Idaho College Staff Assembly values the contributions of its staff members and, through the generosity of the NIC Foundation, is able to recognize staff members who go above and beyond by awarding them a prestigious Staff Appreciation Award.

PROCESS

  • The nomination process is completed online.
  • All nominations will be reviewed by the Awards committee for eligibility, completeness and that the criteria have been met.  The Awards committee consists of four past winners and one student.
  • After reviewing the nomination, the Awards committee may choose to shift it to another more appropriate award category (e.g., if a full-time employee is nominated for the Part-time Staff Excellence Award, then the Awards committee will shift it to the Staff Excellence Award). In cases where the Awards committee deems a nomination should be shifted to another award category, the nominator will be notified.
  • In cases where the number of nominations may be unmanageable for the final voting process, the Awards committee may rank the nominations and forward a smaller number to the Assembly for final voting. All nominees selected by the Awards committee will be placed on a ballot along with their nomination information.
  • Each recipient will be recognized and receive their award at the annual commencement breakfast.
  • The voting process is completed online. Only Staff Assembly members are eligible to vote.
  • In the instance of a tie in any category, the winners will split the award.


THE AWARDS

There are three different, distinctive awards for which staff members can be nominated:

  • Rising Star Award
  • Staff Excellence Award
  • Part time Staff Excellence Award
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Through this process, staff members are recognized and celebrated by their peers for their contributions to North Idaho College.  

AWARD CATEGORIES
 

RISING STAR AWARD

 

This award is given to an outstanding full-time staff member who has worked at least 6 months but no more than three years in their current position. Employee must not have received this award previously.

Previous Rising Star winners, and therefore ineligible for nomination this year: Kym Browning & Jeff Davis (2014); Kelly Hopkins (2013); Jimmie O’Harra (2012)

Criteria
Nominees for this award should have demonstrated a combination of the following:    

Outstanding Service: The nominee provides outstanding customer service, whether to students, faculty, parents, co- workers or community members

“Going the extra mile” beyond normal duties and responsibilities: The nominee demonstrates cooperation, congeniality and ability to relate to others while exceeding expectations. Demonstrates initiative and or/creativity in their work. ‘

Attitude: The nominee consistently demonstrates patience, good humor and enthusiasm while on the job. The nominee also demonstrates excellence in resolving conflicts and/or facing challenges.

Reliability: The nominee provides prompt, efficient and reliable service. The nominee is both dependable and trustworthy, and instills in his or her co-workers a sense of responsibility and dedication to North Idaho College.

 NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR THE RISING STAR AWARD


PART-TIME STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARD

 

This award is given to an outstanding part-time, non benefit eligible staff member who has consistently excelled in their position; has made outstanding contributions in the area of service and dedication to NIC; has worked quietly behind the scenes to improve their division or department; and who has consistently done so with a positive and forward-thinking attitude. Employee must have been continuously employed by NIC for at least one year in a part time position and must not have received this award in the past three years. 

Previous Part-time Staff Excellence winners, and therefore ineligible for nomination this year: Denice Wise (2014); No Nominations (2013); Jan Parks (2012)

Criteria
When nominating individuals for this award, please cite examples of how the nominee demonstrates the following:

Service: The nominee provides outstanding customer service, whether to students, faculty, parents, co-
workers or community members

Teamwork: The nominee develops and encourages cooperation and collaboration, while displaying outstanding group effort. The nominee also consistently offers support, assistance and encouragement to co-workers, often without being asked to do so.

Attitude: The nominee consistently demonstrates patience, good humor and enthusiasm while on the job. The nominee also demonstrates excellence in resolving conflicts and/or facing challenges.

Reliability: The nominee provides prompt, efficient and reliable service. The nominee is both dependable and trustworthy, and instills in his or her co-workers a sense of responsibility and dedication to North Idaho College.

NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR THE PART-TIME STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARD 

 

STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARD

 

This award is given to two  full-time staff members who has consistently excelled in their position; has made outstanding contributions in the area of service and dedication to NIC; has promoted teamwork and collaboration across campus; has worked quietly behind the scenes to improve their division or department; and who has consistently done so with a positive and forward-thinking attitude. Employee must have been employed by NIC for at least three years and must not have received this award in the past three years.

Previous Staff Excellence winners, and therefore ineligible for nomination this year: Steve McGroarty (2014); Mindy Patterson (2013); Suzie Deane (2012)

Previous Outstanding Service to the College Community has been replaced by additional Staff Excellence award. Previous winners, and therefore ineligible to be nominated for Staff Excellence this year: Tom Green (2014); Heather Erikson (2013); Linda Michal (2012)

Criteria
When nominating individuals for this award, please cite examples of exceptional performance from the following categories:

Service: The nominee provides outstanding customer service, whether to students, faculty, parents, co-workers or community members

Teamwork: The nominee develops and encourages cooperation and collaboration, while displaying outstanding group effort. The nominee also consistently offers support, assistance and encouragement to co-workers, often without being asked to do so.

Attitude: The nominee consistently demonstrates patience, good humor and enthusiasm while on the job. The nominee also demonstrates excellence in resolving conflicts and/or facing challenges.

Reliability: The nominee provides prompt, efficient and reliable service. The nominee is both dependable and trustworthy, and instills in his or her co-workers a sense of responsibility and dedication to North Idaho College.

NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR THE STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARD