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Nominate your peers for outstanding achievement

The Office of the President Innovation and Impact Awards program is accepting nominations through Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.

Recently announced by EVP Brostrom, the program accepts nominations from any staff level, and all career staff except senior managers are eligible to receive awards. The program is designed to encourage principles of service and community and recognize outstanding staff contributions, above and beyond normal job duties, that serve UCOP, UC or the community at large.

The awards will be presented annually to individual UCOP employees and/or teams of employees in three categories: advancing the mission, modeling OP culture and principles, and connecting with the community.

The selection committee will be comprised of one representative from each of UCOP’s staff affinity groups, including the Black Staff and Faculty Organization, the Latino Staff Association, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex Staff Association, the OP Staff Assembly, the President’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, the Young Professionals Association, and others. Also represented on the selection committee will be OP Local Human Resources, which will administer the program.

This inaugural year, winners will be announced at an OP-wide ceremony on Jan. 25, 2012, along with the semi-annual Service Milestone Achievement Awards. President Yudof and other senior leaders will be on hand to recognize the Innovation and Impact awardees.

How to submit nominations

Full details on how to submit nominations, including nomination forms, are available on the OP Innovation and Impact Awards website. Both individual and team nominations are invited and must provide specific information that demonstrates achievements in one of these three award categories:

  • Advancing the Mission: Demonstrated extraordinary leadership resulting in the accomplishment of significant goals or work products that serve the good of UC and/or UCOP; significant project management; one-time innovation or creation resulting in significant impact to UCOP. The impact may be monetary, organizational or process-oriented and is not limited to technological innovation.
  • Modeling OP Culture and Principles: Demonstrated commitment to and/or promotion of service and stewardship in the UCOP environment; significant improvement to the UCOP community; demonstrated inclusion of and respect for different viewpoints; dedication to making positive change, especially in the area of morale; demonstrated superior interactions with and a positive influence on managers, peers, supervisors, subordinates and the UCOP community; significant aptitude for people management. Strives to uphold UCOP’s Principles of Community.
  • Connecting with the Community: Active and meaningful service in a local, state or national non-profit, community-based organization resulting in a significant impact on the external community; voluntary individual effort with positive impact on the local community or its residents.

Please submit your nominations by 5 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Contact Sherry Perocier at with any questions.

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