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LSA Annual Staff Achievement Awards Program

LSA Annual Staff Achievement Awards Program

Thursday, May 9, 2024
10:30 - 11:45 am
Rackham Auditorium

This year's program will be live-streamed,
please use the link below to view the program live:

Please reach out to Kim Lewandowski with any specific accessibility needs.

DEADLINE: Nominations, including letters of recommendation or support,
must be received no later than March 1, 2024

The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts established the annual Staff Achievement Awards Program to recognize exceptional staff contributions to the success of the college. The program provides LSA with another opportunity to thank the staff for the valuable work performed throughout the year.  In celebration of the University’s Bicentennial Year in 2017, the college expanded and revised the portfolio of achievement-based awards.

College-wide awards

Awarded at the college level are the Robin Sarris Outstanding Supervisor Award; the Outstanding Team Award; the Individual Staff Award for Contributions to LSA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging; and the Staff Team Award for Contributions to LSA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.

Divisional Awards

The Kay Beattie Outstanding Individual Award and the Rising Star Award are awarded by Division (Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science, Undergraduate Education, and the Dean’s Office). Each division will be able to identify a Kay Beattie Outstanding Individual Employee Award winner and Rising Star Award winner such that there could be a total of 10 awardees from across divisions.

The awards are described in greater detail below:


Any LSA employee in a job title in the Career Family Classification System for staff or AFSCME contract is eligible to receive these awards. Temporary employees, students, faculty, and other LSA personnel are not eligible for consideration. Please note an employee is unable to receive the same achievement award twice unless they are a member of a team. The Robin Sarris Outstanding Supervisor Employee Award is considered equivalent to the former Robin Sarris Individual Outstanding Employee Award, as is the Rising Star Award. Should an individual receive duplicate nominations, they will receive a certificate and no monetary award. Eligibility questions should be addressed to LSA HR. Selection will be based on the information provided as part of the nomination process.

Nomination Process

The Staff Achievement Awards Selection Committee will review all nomination materials.  Copies of nomination materials will be provided to nominees unless nominators opt to not have information shared. All nominees must be in good standing in LSA and have received recent, satisfactory performance reviews. Nominees must be in active status when the nominations close.

When reviewing nominations, the selection committee will look for examples of sustained excellence and strong performance. Consideration will be given to nominees who have made significant contributions or possess special qualities and attributes as outlined in the criteria for each award.

Nomination forms can be accessed via each of the following links:

Robin Sarris Outstanding Supervisor Award

Outstanding Staff Team Award

Individual Staff Award for Contributions to LSA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Nomination Form

Staff Team Award for Contributions to LSA Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Nomination Form

Kay Beattie Outstanding Individual Award (Divisional)

Rising Star Award (Divisional)

Nomination Guidelines

All members of the LSA community (students, faculty, staff, alumni, etc.) are invited to submit nominations for an individual or a staff workgroup/team working in LSA. See eligibility above.

The 2024 Selection Committee will be comprised of staff from across LSA (including two Chief Administrators), a staff member from University Human Resources, and a representative from LSA Human Resources.  The Committee will submit recommendations to the LSA Dean and the LSA Chief of Staff for final approval. Members of the Selection Committee, the Dean, and the Chief of Staff are precluded from submitting nominations or letters of support.

Deadline: Nominations must be completed by no later than March 1, 2024.

Please contact LSA HR at with any questions or concerns.