Distinguished Staff Award

Award program updates for 2022

The Distinguished Staff Award is the highest UW staff honor and is part of the UW’s Awards of Excellence. Five nominations are selected for the annual honor and the $5,000 award.

In 2022, we are piloting several changes to make this awards program more inclusive and accessible. These changes include:

  • streamlining the nomination process by focusing nominations on one of five award categories;
  • no longer requiring supporting nomination letters;
  • publishing the selection committee’s rubric for nomination review; and
  • engaging a selection committee that understands different employee types and the breadth of staff positions at UW as well as experience in building or supporting workplaces and/or programs in which inclusion and belonging are prioritized.

Select month to see key dates in the selection process timeline


Oct/Nov
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