Outstanding Staff Awards


March 5 - Deadline for applications

April 9 - Awards will be presented at Employee Recognition Day

Submit Outstanding Staff Nomination


The Staff Association Outstanding Staff awards are awarded annually to recognize the remarkable contributions of our staff employees that go above and beyond their job duties to support the mission and values of SLCC in pursuit of the College's strategic priorities.


  • Sustain the mission, vision, and values of the College
  • Foster an environment committed to teaching and learning
  • Recognize and celebrate outstanding service and contributions

College Mission, Vision and Values

SLCC Mission

Salt Lake Community College is your community college. We engage and support students in educational pathways leading to successful transfer and meaningful employment.

SLCC Vision

Salt Lake Community College will be a model for inclusive and transformative education, strengthening the communities we serve through the success of our students.

SLCC Values

We don’t just state our values; we live them through dedicated, collective effort. Our values ground our future endeavors and help us realize our mission of being an open-access, comprehensive community college committed to the transfer education and workforce needs of our students.

  • Collaboration
    • We believe we’re better when we work together.
  • Community
    • We partner with our community in the transformative, public good of educating students.
  • Inclusivity
    • We seek to cultivate an environment of respect and empathy, advanced by diverse cultures and perspectives.
  • Learning
    • We learn as a college by building outstanding educational experiences for students and by supporting faculty and staff in their professional development.
  • Innovation
    • We value fresh thinking and encourage the energy of new ideas and initiatives.
  • Integrity
    • We do the right things for the right reasons.
  • Trust
    • We build trust by working together in good faith and goodwill to fulfill the College’s mission.

Selection Process

Selection committee consists of: 3 members of the Executive Staff Association Board – President-elect designated as chair, 2 previous Outstanding Staff awardees and 2 randomly selected employees from the staff at large (1 full time and 1 part time employee). Nominees for the Outstanding Staff Award must meet the minimum requirements:


  • Be in a full time position for a minimum of two years. (FT award qualifier)
  • Be in a part time position for three years. (PT award qualifier)
  • Be nominated by any SLCC employee.

Nominees may be recognized for numerous years though may only receive a monetary award for the first year at each level of selection. Awardees may win at both the Full-Time and Part-Time levels if their employment changes and they meet the qualifiers at their subsequent new level of employment. Incomplete nominations will not be reviewed. Supportive narrative on how the nominee meets the criteria of outstanding is required for scoring. Multiple endorsements for one nominee are welcome though they will be scored as one nomination. If a nominee is a member of the Outstanding Staff Awards Task Force or Selection Committee, he/she has the option of declining the nomination and staying on or accepting the nomination and resigning.

Distribution of the Awards

Full-Time staff

There will be some awards of $500 each for full-time staff. Exempt and Non-exempt full-time staff members qualify for the awards.

Part-Time staff

There will be some awards of $250 each to recognize the contributions of part-time staff members.

Submit Outstanding Staff Nomination