The Staff Achievement Awards honor outstanding performance by EVMS staff and will be presented at the 2021 EVMS Faculty and Staff Virtual Awards Ceremony.

Procedure

The awards are presented in six categories; find descriptions of each award below. When you are ready, fill out the Staff Award Nomination Form. Be sure to have all of your required documentation accessible before beginning the nomination process. You will receive a confirmation email once complete.

Documentation

The nominator provides the name, title, and department of the nominee, his or her supervisor's contact information, and documentation including: 

Required:

  • description of how the nominee fits the award criteria and why he or she is deserving of the award
  • specific examples of how the nominee has gone above and beyond their normal job duties

Discretionary:

  • up to two one-page letters from colleagues, peers or others in support of the nomination

While years of service are valued, a successful nomination must include clear examples reflecting how the individual's accomplishments match award criteria. Please cite specific instances of merit above and beyond normal work duties, especially those that are pertinent to the award category. View writing tips and an example of a well-written nomination. 

Resubmission

If you submitted a nomination last year which was not selected for an award, you can resubmit for one additional cycle - the exception being the Rising Star Award, which requires a new submission. We encourage resubmitting worthwhile nominations as long as they meet the current criteria and describe what the nominee has done over the past 12 months. 

Deadline

Nominations are being accepted through Friday, September 24, 2021. Nominations will NOT be accepted after this date. 

Awards

Rising Star Award (QTY. 2)

This award recognizes up to two exceptional staff members with at least one but not more than four years of continuous service at EVMS. This award recognizes employees who:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the school's mission, vision and values.
  • Show initiative and promise as well as leadership potential.
  • Demonstrate exceptional skills and abilities in the performance of his or her job duties.
  • Seek opportunity to improve or gain new skills.
  • Realize significant accomplishment(s) while employed at EVMS.
Eligibility and Award
All EVMS full-time staff employees who have completed their first but have not exceeded their fourth year of continuous service at EVMS are eligible to receive recognition with this award. The nominee may not have had any formal disciplinary action within 36 months prior to the nomination date and must meet or exceed an overall performance rating of "Exceeds Expectation" on his or her most recent employee evaluation. Each recipient will receive a $500 monetary stipend and a commemorative award. A staff member previously recognized with the President's Rising Star Award is ineligible to receive this award again (see listing here).
 

Philanthropy Champion Award (QTY. 1)

Presented on behalf of EVMS Development and Alumni Relations, this award celebrates commitment to the EVMS Foundation. The award recognizes staff members who act as ambassadors and assist EVMS in communicating with donors about the mission/programs of the institution and who:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the school's mission, vision and values.
  • Volunteer in leadership fundraising activities for the EVMS Foundation.
  • Support the EVMS Foundation with a monetary donation.
  • Refer grateful patients and/or prospective donors to EVMS Development and Alumni Relations.
  • Participate in meetings with prospective and/or current donors (participation includes tours, presentations, support with donor proposals, and/or meeting with donors).
Eligibility and Award
All EVMS full-time staff employees in good standing with at least one year of service to the institution are eligible to receive recognition with this award, provided that the criteria listed above are not an assigned part of the employee's job duties. The nominee may not have had any formal disciplinary action within 36 months prior to the nomination date and must meet or exceed an overall performance rating of "Exceeds Expectation" on his or her most recent employee evaluation. The recipient is selected by EVMS Development & Alumni Relations and will receive a $500 monetary stipend and a commemorative award. A staff member previously recognized with the Philanthropy Champion Award is ineligible to receive this award again (see listing here).
 

Award for Community Service (QTY. 1)

This award celebrates the school's vision to become the most community-oriented school of medicine and health professions in the nation. The award recognizes EVMS staff members who demonstrate personal commitments to community service. Successful candidates will have achieved several of the following:

  • Demonstrate commitment to the school's mission, vision and values.
  • Exhibit a broad-based and continuing commitment to community and/or public service, addressing the community's needs in extraordinary and innovative ways.
  • Create, organize and/or mobilize other individuals, groups and resources in projects benefitting the community.
  • Make significant charitable or philanthropic contributions of benefit to the community.
Eligibility and Award
All EVMS full-time staff employees in good standing with at least one year of service to the institution are eligible to receive recognition with this award. The nominee may not have had any formal disciplinary action within 36 months prior to the nomination date and must meet or exceed an overall performance rating of "Exceeds Expectation" on his or her most recent employee evaluation. The recipient will receive a $500 monetary stipend and a commemorative award. A staff member previously recognized with a President's Award for Community Service is not eligible to receive the same award for a period of five years (see listing here).
 

Award for Mentoring (QTY. 1)

This award recognizes EVMS staff members who have consistently demonstrated exceptional commitment to and involvement in the mentoring, advising or counseling of fellow employees and who serve as professional role models. Successful candidates will have achieved several of the following: 

  • Demonstrate commitment to the school's mission, vision and values.
  • Foster a supportive work environment with open lines of communication and exceptional work ethic.
  • Demonstrate a passionate commitment to the development and advancement of others while modeling a legacy of mentoring.   
  • Assist colleagues in recognizing and realizing their full potential and assists others in defining and achieving professional goals for career satisfaction.
  • Consistently model professional behavior and qualities that inspire others and ignite a passion for learning.
Eligibility and Award
All EVMS full-time staff employees in good standing with at least one year of service to the institution are eligible for this award. The nominee may not have had any formal disciplinary action within 36 months prior to the nomination date and must meet or exceed an overall performance rating of "Exceeds Expectation" on his or her most recent employee evaluation. The recipient will receive a $500 monetary stipend and a commemorative award. A staff member previously recognized with a President's Award for Mentoring is not eligible to receive the same award for a period of three years (see listing here).
 

Awards for Excellence (QTY. 6)

These awards recognize EVMS staff members who excel in their work, have a high level of professionalism, and consistently perform beyond expectations in these six areas of focus. These individuals exemplify EVMS' core values at a superior level, continually fostering pride within EVMS.

Excellence in Customer & Client Services (QTY. 1)

  • Demonstrates commitment to the school's mission, vision and values.
  • Builds strong relationships with customers; proactively reaches out to learn about customer goals and interests; stays aware of customer needs, concerns, and satisfaction.
  • Goes above and beyond by displaying a positive attitude, even under the most difficult circumstances, which impacts the internal/external customer experience. Nominee has repeatedly been singled out for delivering exceptional service above and beyond the call of duty.
  • Goes above and beyond by eliminating barriers for internal/external customers by effectively and efficiently communicating, collaborating, and addressing customer needs.
  • Demonstrates creativity or resourcefulness in assisting internal/external customers above and beyond the call of duty, while adhering to EVMS policy and protocol.
  • Goes above and beyond in serving as a role model to students and coworkers through positive interactions with internal/external customers.

Excellence in Clinical Care & Operations (QTY. 1)

  • Demonstrates commitment to the school's mission, vision and values.
  • A non-physician staff member, providing exemplary clinical care, clinical support and/or operations, going above and beyond their position.
  • Delivers excellent “patient-centered” service by striving to improve quality, continuity of care and/or patient outcomes.
  • Builds effective collaborative relationships across different groups to define problems and bring innovative solutions.
  • Champions the establishment of best practices.
  • Promotes an employment philosophy and culture of humility and respect.
  • Exemplifies EVMS Medical Group’s customer service standards of CARE:
    • We will be Courteous
    • We will be Accommodating
    • We will be Respectful
    • We will be Explicit and help you understand

Excellence in Leadership & Management (QTY. 1)

  • Demonstrates commitment to the school's mission, vision and values.
  • Enhances the quality of the campus environment for the EVMS community by providing extraordinary services, activities, campaigns or other initiatives to benefit the working and learning environments.
  • Goes above and beyond routine job expectations by taking initiative, guiding and inspiring others to work collaboratively and creatively to advance the mission of the institution.
  • Demonstrates transformative and innovative leadership skills by empowering groups and fostering effective change to contribute to the success of the institution.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with students, faculty and staff members across campus to design, deliver, and drive engagement.
  • Contributes to the success of an initiative that benefits those outside his/her own department and/or places emphasis on collaboration within and among departments.

Excellence in Problem-Solving & Innovation (QTY. 1)

  • Demonstrates commitment to the school's mission, vision and values.
  • Proactively identifies and develops novel ideas and approaches for process, program or service delivery that have been reviewed and approved for implementation.
  • Shows outstanding creativity when confronted with challenges, issues or a need/desire for improvement.
  • Actively seeks to advance way beyond the status quo and implements change in a positive manner while striving to ensure its success.
  • Always approaches problem-solving with a solution orientation.

Excellence in Student Impact & Success (QTY. 1)

  • Demonstrates commitment to the school's mission, vision and values.
  • Contributes to the personal, professional, or academic development of a student or group of students above and beyond the expectation of their position.
  • Implemented or contributed to an innovative, original idea that transformed an aspect of the “student experience”.
  • Helps to foster a student-centered atmosphere above and beyond the expectation of their position.
  • Contributes to the retention of a student or students above and beyond the expectations of their position.
  • Aids the development of student skills in the areas of knowledge, communication, or critical thinking beyond what is expected of their position.
  • Consistently makes a difference and impact in the lives of EVMS students.

Excellence in Efficiency & Effectiveness (QTY. 1)

  • Demonstrates commitment to the school's mission, vision and values.
  • Continually demonstrates an exceptional awareness and strives to be ever mindful of cost implications and potential savings to the institution.
  • Implements exceptional service through negotiation strategies, process improvement, or other tactic resulting in a significant cost savings to the institution.
  • Implemented enhanced controls/measures to eliminate redundancies and increase efficiency of systems and programs through his or her extraordinary performance.
  • Strives to continually increase the effective and efficient use of departmental or institutional resources resulting in academic or administrative transformation.
Eligibility and Award
All EVMS full-time staff employees in good standing with at least one year of service to the institution are eligible to receive recognition with this award. The nominee may not have had any formal disciplinary action within 36 months prior to the nomination date and must meet or exceed an overall performance rating of "Exceeds Expectation" on his or her most recent employee evaluation. Each recipient will receive a $500 monetary stipend and a commemorative award. A staff member previously recognized with a President's Award for Excellence is not eligible to receive the same award for a period of five years (see listing here).
 

Award for Outstanding Achievement (QTY. 1)

This award recognizes an EVMS staff member for his or her overall exceptional efforts and contributions to EVMS. This award recognizes employees who:  

  • Demonstrate commitment to the school's mission, vision and values.
  • Exemplify EVMS' core values at a superior level, continually fostering pride within EVMS.
  • Perform assigned tasks at an exemplary fashion while inspiring others to do the same.
  • Demonstrate outstanding reliability and cooperation. 
  • Effectively collaborate with other employees, departments or divisions on a major project or initiative in support of the school's strategic objectives.
  • Exemplify outstanding conduct and exceed expectations in the performance of his or her duties over multiple years of service.
  • Participate in professional, campus and/or community affairs and promote a positive image of EVMS.
Eligibility and Award
All EVMS full-time staff employees in good standing with at least one year of service to the institution are eligible to receive recognition with this award. The nominee may not have had any formal disciplinary action within 36 months prior to the nomination date and must meet or exceed an overall performance rating of "Exceeds Expectation" on his or her most recent employee evaluation. The recipient will receive a $1,000 monetary stipend and a commemorative award. A staff member previously recognized with a President's Award for Outstanding Achievement is not eligible to receive this award again (see listing here).   

 

Award Selection Committee

The 2021 Staff Award Selection Committee, comprised of previous award recipients and other EVMS employees, will evaluate the nominations of eligible nominees and select the 2021 recipients. The Staff Award Selection Committee, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to determine that an award not be bestowed in a given year. This might occur if there are no nominations submitted in an award category, or if it is determined that the nominations submitted in an award category do not meet the award's criteria or eligibility requirements.