Staff Recognition

Employee Achievement Award

Each month nominations are accepted to recognize an outstanding staff member and their contributions to the campus. These nominations are approved by the immediate supervisor and appropriate Vice Chancellor of the
nominee and reviewed by the Staff Senate. Selected members are recognized through e-mail announcements, a certificate presented at Staff Senate and their name posted on the electronic billboard outside of Health and Sports Complex. For more information visit the Staff Senate webpage.

Recognition of Excellence Award

Nominations are accepted to recognize the outstanding contributions by a department, committee or group to the UNK campus. The Staff Senate accepts nominations and selects a recipient each month to receive a certificate of recognition and a posting on the electronic billboard outside of Health and Sports Complex.


At each of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents meetings, the Board recognizes outstanding staff members at any of the four campuses.

SAFE Award (Staff Award for Excellence)

The Chancellor presents the Staff Award for Excellence to one or two University of Nebraska at Kearney staff members (administrative, managerial/professional, office or service employees) in
recognition of consistent, outstanding service to students, to the institution and to education in general. Staff members may have her/his name placed in nomination for a Staff Award for Excellence by any individual or group, including themselves.
All application forms with supporting documentation must be received by June 30th.  See application form below.

Service Awards

Service awards are given to recognize employee's long and continuing service to the University. Awards are given after ten calendar years of continuous regular employment and are given in intervals of five calendar years thereafter. Years of service are calculated on total years of service at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Questions regarding service dates should be directed to the Human Resources Office.
Temporary employment is not credited toward total years of service, nor is employment as a graduate or undergraduate student.