Professional and Scientific Council


Now is the time to nominate YOUR choice for the Regents Staff Excellence Awards!

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Regents Staff Excellence Awards are presented annually to those P&S employees from Regents institutions who have made outstanding professional contributions during their careers. All winners will receive a recognition certificate and will be recognized at the P&S Council Fall Social event this fall. Please take a moment to nominate someone you feel deserves this honor.

View past recipients of the Regents Staff Excellence Award.

Nominations for the 2023 Staff Regents Award will be accepted until Friday, September 15th, 2023.

Nominations guidelines:
Self-nominations are not accepted. Any Regent employee (at any Regent institution and of any classification) may nominate a P&S employee for this award. Candidates must have been employed at least half-time for a minimum of five years as a P&S staff member at the University. Nominations must be for a single individual- we do not accept nominations for a team of employees.

When considering someone as a nominee, please keep the following in mind:

  • The definition of excellence should be in reference to the nominee's professional responsibilities in their position at UNI- not necessarily based on the volunteer work and other activities at UNI.
  • The award ultimately determines the meaning of excellence; therefore it is imperative that much thought and consideration be given to each nomination.
  • Quality and excellence of work is valued over years of service.
  • The selection committee will check references. Supervisors should be contacted to verify that the recipients are indeed excellent in their work performance.

Selection Committee: The P&S Council Employee Relations Committee is responsible for identifying the selection committee. Voting members of the selection committee will be:

  1. The current NISG president or designee
  2. A P&S staff member with 20+ years of service, or a retired P&S staff member
  3. A past P&S Regent Staff Excellence Award recipient
  4. A merit staff member with 5+ years of service
  5. A past Faculty Excellence Award recipient

In the event an individual in a particular category cannot fill one of the positions, the total of five shall be maintained by a second appointee from another category. The committee selects its own chair. Three awards are presented to non-Annual-Appointment P&S employees each year. One award is presented on even years to a P&S employee with an Annual Appointment. One Merit Supervisory and Confidential Employee is recognized in odd years by a separate committee.