2015 Support Staff Distinguished Service Award Guidelines

Purpose of the Support Staff Distinguished Service Award 

This is the 15th year of awarding the Support Staff Distinguished Service Award. This award was established to recognize a support staff person who demonstrates a high level of achievement in his/her work performance, positive interpersonal characteristics, and loyalty, respect and commitment to IVCC.



All support staff employees (does not include administrators, full or part-time faculty, or HR staff) who were employed by IVCC during the preceding calendar year will be eligible to receive the award. Once an individual has won the award, he/she will not be eligible for nomination for three years.


Recipient Awards, Recognition and Responsibilities

1. The individual selected for the Support Staff Distinguished Service Award will be announced at the annual Support Staff retreat.

2. The individual selected will be formally recognized at IVCC’s annual Recognition Event.

3. A stipend in the gross amount of $500 will be awarded to the recipient.


Selection Process

The selection process will be managed by the Office of Human Resources (HR).

1. Nominations will be solicited from support staff employees, faculty members, and administration. HR will send an “everyone” email with a link to the nomination form and/or an attachment for the nomination form. All completed nomination forms need to be returned to HR. An IVCC employee may nominate only one support staff person for the award.

2. HR will coordinate with an independent committee to evaluate all of the nominations and individually score each nomination, if needed.

3. HR will compile the results of the independent committee to determine the finalists.

4. HR will distribute a ballot sheet to all support staff employees to give them an opportunity to score the finalists.

5. All support staff employees will score the finalists using a score sheet and the nomination information.

Copies of the nomination forms can be found at https://www.ivcc.edu/uploadedFiles/hr/awards/supportstaffawards/SSDS_Award_Nomination_Form_2015.rtf.