The Distinguished Staff Awards Program recognizes and rewards employees who excel
in service to Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
Additional information about each award can be found on the Awards Description page.
The nominee(s) must:
Have a current performance evaluation on file in Human Resources and received an overall
rating above 4.0.
Be continuously employed as full-time, benefits-eligible staff member as required
by award criteria.
Not received a disciplinary action within the previous twelve months.
Completed all required training.
Not received a Distinguished Staff Award in the past five years. (The Quality Service
Awards will be used as a basis for eligibility until a five year history has been
established for the Distinguished Staff Awards.)
The Nomination Form is the only source of information about the nominee that the selection
committee uses in the selection process. The members evaluate to what degree the nominee
demonstrates excellence in each of the areas listed under criteria for consideration.
Quantity of nominations received is not a factor. The nomination form should provide
specific responses for each criteria. Supplemental information (e.g., letters of reference)
included with the nomination will not be submitted to the selection committee.
Verification and Approval
Verification of employment, performance, and training criteria will be completed by
Human Resources. Nominations meeting the eligibility requirements stated above are
sent forward to the supervisor and department leadership for approval. Approved nominations
are then submitted to the selection committee for review and rating according to award
Award Evaluation Criteria
Eligible nominations will be judged upon the descriptions of the specific examples
given for each evaluation item as listed under criteria for consideration. A selection
committee uses a weighted scoring method to evaluate the items. The selection committee
prepares a list of recommended awards to submit to the Chancellor and the President