Remember to nominate deserving colleagues for campus classified staff awards

I would like to formally kick off the 2010 nomination process for the UW-Madison Classified Employee Recognition Awards (CERA). CERA is a great opportunity for you to recognize a classified employee who has done an outstanding job for the university community. Nominated candidates are evaluated based on a variety of key factors, including promoting excellence within the work unit, performing well under pressure, developing innovative
solutions to everyday problems, and participating in public service activities outside normal work responsibilities.

A committee will review the nominations and make the final determinations of who should receive the awards. The CERA recipients will receive a commemorative plaque, paid registration to an employee development program of their choice, and a cash award. These individuals will also be highlighted in Wisconsin Week, and will be honored for their achievements at a special spring ceremony.

Further information on CERA may be obtained through the following website:

It is important to recognize our exceptional employees. CERA provides a valuable tool to honor employees who go above and beyond normal expectations. These extraordinary employees are key to achieving our strategic goals.

The deadline for submitting nominations is February 12th, so don’t delay.

Carolyn “Biddy” Martin