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Award Information

Tarleton State University’s path forward encompasses transformational change, which requires bold ideas and challenging past processes. The Tarleton Employee Recognition Awards will consist of four staff awards and a new Student of the Year Award. 
Staff employees may be nominated for the Integrity, Respect, Excellence, and/or Presidential awards.  Student employees may nominated for the Student of the Year Award. A nominee must be submitted for the respective award(s), in order to be considered.  

  1. Respect (3 University Award Winners)
  2. Integrity (3 University Award Winners)
  3. Excellence (3 University Award Winners)
  4. Presidential Staff Award (1 University Award Winner)
  5. Student Employee of the Year Award (1 University Award Winner)

The nine Respect, Integrity and Excellence Award recipients will receive $1,500 each and each winner will also receive a day off. The one Presidential Staff Award recipient will receive $2,500 and a day off. The one Student Employee of the Year recipient will receive $1,000.

Nominations open December 15, 2021 and will close January 31, 2022.

Eligibility Criteria

Once nominations close, Employee Services checks will confirm eligibility based on the following criteria.

  • Staff award nominees must be a Tarleton State University staff member employed in a full-time budgeted position. (An employee who holds a faculty assignment or appointment is eligible as long as they are not assigned a faculty classification as defined by The Texas A&M University System pay plan.)
  • Student worker nominees must be a current Tarleton State University employee and student in good academic standing.
  • Employees who have retired during the year of the award are eligible for nomination.
  • Nominees must be in good standing with their department and the University as evidenced by a performance evaluation rating of Meets Expectations or higher.
  • Employees at or above the vice president or equivalent level are not eligible for nomination. The associate or assistant vice president positions are eligible for nomination.
  • Self-nominations are not accepted
  • No disciplinary action in the past 6 months
  • The previous year University Award winners are not eligible.