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Employee Recognition

The Excellence in Service Awards honors those talented individuals who integrate strategic goals into the campus culture:

  1. Weaving transnational connections;
  2. Launching graduates into the global future;
  3. Nurturing the scholarship and creativity of our world-class faculty;
  4. Building a campus community;
  5. Enriching our local community.

The purpose of the Excellence in Service Awards is to:

  • Identify employees who serve as models to the community for professional achievement;
  • Reinforce Queens College’s commitment to recognizing outstanding performance;
  • Respond to reported employee satisfaction levels for employee feedback and recognition;
  • Promote a sense of community by providing formal opportunities to celebrate employee accomplishments.


Award: Excellence in Service Award
(Up to 4 Individual Awards)


Purpose: This award recognizes on an annual basis individuals whose performance excels in fulfilling one or more of the following strategic plan goals for Queens College.
  • Facilitate student success.
  • Support faculty and staff excellence.
  • Weave campus, community and global connections.
  • Strengthen operational capacity and infrastructure.
  • Eligibility: Individual Awards: Recognizes full-time/part-time faculty and staff currently employed by Queens College, the Research Foundation and the Queens College Foundation. Executive Compensation Plan employees are not eligible. All employees in good standing at the College with a minimum of 2 years of service are eligible. (Staff winners must have received a “meets expectations” or better overall rating on their most recent annual performance evaluation.) 

    * Any faculty nominations should not be for teaching- as that is what the teaching awards recognize. It should be more programmatic in nature.
    Nomination: May be submitted by faculty, staff, and students at Queens College. Self-nomination is prohibited. Nominations may be submitted on-line through the Human Resources website. Please use your MyQC login to access the on-line nomination form. Hard copy forms are available in the Office of Human Resources (Kiely 163) for employees who do not have access to a computer.
    Nomination Period: Nominations will be accepted to the Office of Human Resources from March 03, 2020 through March 20, 2020. During this time period, all faculty, staff and students are encouraged to nominate current employees for outstanding performance.
    Selection Process: The President’s Cabinet will recommend to the President a list of winners drawn from those nominated by faculty, staff and students. A member of the Human Resources Office will serve as a non-voting member of the committee.
    Individual Awards: Winners will be recognized by the President, members of the Cabinet as well as members of the College community during the Queens College 2020 Excellence in Teaching and Service Award Ceremony on April 30, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in LeFrak Concert Hall Aaron Copland School of Music.

    A maximum of 4 winners will receive a cash prize at the Awards Ceremony.
    Questions? If you have questions about this process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 718-997-4455.
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