Deadline for Regents' USM Staff Awards Nominations January 19

The deadline is fast approaching to submit nominations for 2006-2007 Board of Regents' University System of Maryland Staff Awards. Only Staff employees of the University System of Maryland community can be nominated. All Staff employees on Regular or Contingent II status who have been employed for at least five consecutive academic years are eligible for consideration.

The purpose of the Board of Regents' USM Staff Awards is to recognize distinguished performance of Staff employees of the University System of Maryland community. These awards represent the highest honor bestowed by the Board of Regents for achievements of Exempt and Nonexempt employees from USM institutions.

Each USM institution may nominate one Exempt and one Nonexempt Staff member for each of the following three award categories per BOR Policy VII-P1:

1. Exceptional contribution to the institution and/or unit to which the person belongs.

2. Outstanding service to students in an academic or residential environment.

3. Extraordinary public service to the university or the greater community. This includes voluntary campus citizenship and/or dedication to public good through volunteer activities with outside groups.

For the complete application forms and procedures, visit

Six (6) copies of each nomination package must be received by the Chair of the Community Development Committee of CUSS (Council of University System Staff) at the following address by 4 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2007:

Ms. Colette Becker, Chair
CUSS Community Development Committee
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore
601 W. Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

Nomination packages must first be considered on an institutional level BEFORE they are submitted to CUSS. Please check the deadline information from your institution. Nomination packages that are forwarded directly to CUSS, without having first been considered on an institutional level, will not be considered by the CUSS Awards Review Committee. Nomination packages forwarded to CUSS from a USM institution must contain a cover letter from the President of the institution certifying the nominees.

Nomination packages received from institutions after the January 19 deadline will not be accepted.

Contact: John Buettner
Phone: 301.445.2719