Award Description

This award recognizes the exceptional departmental and employee management by staff members who demonstrate outstanding University citizenship, devoting time as well as energy to serve the campus community toward fulfilling its core priorities and mission. The excellence and success for which UCSF is world renowned is founded upon the many contributions of the people who work at UCSF and embody our UCSF PRIDE values. Effective management of this invaluable resource—our people—that is above and beyond the scope of a manager’s role is an inspiration to our future managers and supervisors.

Eligibility Requirements for Nomination

Nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have a supervisor or manager title code, have been a career UCSF employee for at least five years, and have a minimum 50% appointment at the time of nomination (questions regarding title code and employment eligibility must be answered by your departmental personnel assistant or your Human Resources customer service representative prior to submitting a nomination).
  • Have been nominated by their supervisor and endorsed by their department head.
  • Have not previously received the award.
  • Have exhibited and sustained outstanding management performance as delineated below by the “Selection Criteria.”

Selection Criteria

Nominees will be evaluated per the following criteria:

  • Creativity/Innovation: demonstrates ability to develop new methods and approaches resulting in positive change and new standards of performance
  • Communication/Responsiveness: demonstrates commitment to timely, honest, thorough, and sensitive communication and profound capacity to respond to those managed and served as well as to resolve problems promptly and willingly
  • Diversity/Inclusion: demonstrates commitment to advancing the spectrum of people and perspectives in order to provide a broadly diverse work environment and culture that is welcoming, inclusive, and inherently open to diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care
  • Integrity/Accountability: demonstrates commitment to uphold the ethical standards of the University and to be unwaveringly fair, honest, transparent, and accountable in interactions with their staff and the campus community
  • Performance/Engagement: demonstrates maximum levels of professional competency, reliability, and responsibility as well as commitment to advancing staff development, growth, and engagement
  • Collaboration/Support: demonstrates exceptional ability to effectively and respectfully work within and between groups to manage all points of view toward achieving departmental goals and furthering UCSF priorities in a supportive environment

Required Nomination Materials

Please submit all nomination material electronically:

  • Completed nomination form
  • A copy of the nominee’s job description
  • One e-nomination letter from the nominee’s supervisor citing specific examples of the nominee’s exceptional managerial performance as related to the “Selection Criteria.”
  • Up to two e-support letters citing specific examples of the nominee’s exceptional managerial performance as related to the “Selection Criteria.” Note: e-support letters may be endorsed by multiple supporters.

Award Recipients