Monday, April 12, 2021

Do you know a UI Professional and Scientific or Merit employee who is deserving of recognition for an outstanding accomplishment, contribution to the UI or the state of Iowa, or for a superior commitment to public service? If so, please recognize that individual by nominating them for one of the following annual employee awards.

In its inaugural year, the Staff Award for Distinguished Leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion award to celebrate Merit, Merit Supervisory Exempt/Confidential, and Professional and Scientific staff who work toward increasing diversity, equity and inclusion (e.g., racial-ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, veteran, political orientation, academic discipline, first generation) among staff, faculty, or students at Iowa.

The Richard E. Gibson Award for Innovation and Excellence in Customer Service. This award recognizes merit employees with outstanding creativity and innovation in process improvement or exceptional achievement in providing customer service.

The Board of Regent Excellence Award celebrates Merit Supervisory Exempt/Confidential and Professional and Scientific staff who have made outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the state institutions as well as the State of Iowa.

The UI Outstanding Staff Award rewards Merit Supervisory Exempt/Confidential and Professional and Scientific staff whose outstanding accomplishments or contributions significantly benefitted or brought honor or recognition to the University.

The David J. Skorton Staff Excellence Award recognizes Merit Supervisory Exempt/Confidential and Professional and Scientific employees with exceptional imagination and dedication whose contributions have significantly improved the university community.

The nomination form and details for each award are available on the Staff Council Awards page at If you have questions or need assistance, please email the Staff Awards Committee at

The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday May 26, 2021.