AWARDS FOR EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE BY GENERAL STAFF
Sydney Medical School offers up to 10 annual awards in recognition of exceptional performance by members of its general staff. Awards are valued at $2,000 and must be used for professional development purposes. Awards are presented by the Dean at the annual Celebratory Dinner and are accompanied by a certificate. Awards may be made to individuals or teams.
All members of the general staff (Higher Education Officers or Senior General Staff) employed by the University for at least three years (full-time or part-time), are eligible for nomination. Hospital employed staff, e.g. in a clinical school, who are supervised by a person with University responsibilities are eligible for consideration, provided they have been supervised by this person for at least three years. Exceptional individual or team performance must have been sustained for at least a three year period.
The awards are intended to recognise the contributions of general staff which exceed the normal requirements of their substantive positions in supporting Sydney Medical School’s education, research and public health goals through efficient and financially sustainable operations.
Awards will be made on the basis of one or more of, but not limited to, the following criteria:
- Improvement in service provision
- Provision of a high quality environment for students and/or staff
- Innovative use of technology
- Development and/or implementation of initiative/s resulting in process efficiencies or cost containment
- Contribution to improved operations in University administration
- Implementation of programs or processes that have led to significant enhancements in Sydney Medical School’s activities
Nominations for the 2013 awards are now closed. Nominations are for exceptional performance over the most recent three or more years.
Individuals or teams may be nominated by the head of their unit. Nominations should comprise a statement of up to two A4 pages addressing the criteria on which the nomination is based and may include supporting documentation from staff, students or appropriate external persons. Nominations must be supported by the Head of the relevant School.
Successful nominees may be renominated but not for a further three years and the assessment will then be on achievement in the period since the previous award.
Awards are made by the Dean who may appoint an advisory committee.
Nominations for the 2013 awards closed on 28 February 2013.