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Staff Recognition

DASA STAR Award

The DASA STAR Award is a spot recognition award that allows any DASA employee to recognize a colleague in DASA for Service, Talent, Attitude or for being an all-around Rock Star.  Employees can nominate a colleague any time during the year.  Submit nominations for DASA employees using the online form.

Please visit the STAR Award recognition page for a list of recent winners.

University Awards for Excellence

The University Awards for Excellence program is designed to reward the accomplishments and achievements of permanent NC State employees.

Across the NC State campus, up to 50 employees (32 SHRA and 18 non-faculty EHRA) are selected as college/unit awardees. These awardees are then submitted to a University Award for Excellence selection committee to determine twelve University-level winners. As a reward, winners of college/unit awards are granted 8 hours of time off and a $250 cash award provided by the college/unit. University-level winners are granted an additional 8 hours of time off and a $1,000 cash award provided by the University.

Eligibility

The NC State University Awards for Excellence recognize the meritorious accomplishments and contributions of individual employees.

Active SHRA employees, including law enforcement and cooperative extension employees, working at least 30 hours each week (0.75 FTE), are eligible to be nominated for the NC State University Awards for Excellence. Active EHRA employees, excluding executive administrators in the SAAO Tier I category, Department Heads, and faculty in the JCAT 100 and 200 categories, working at least 30 hours each week (0.75 FTE), are also eligible to be nominated for the NC State University Awards for Excellence.

Temporary employees, retirees, and positions classified as executive administrators in the SAAO Tier I category and faculty in the JCAT 100 and 200 categories are not eligible for the NC State University Awards for Excellence. Examples of temporary employees include, but are not limited to, graduate assistants, house officers, postdoctoral scholars, and student workers. Groups or teams are also ineligible for the NC State University Awards for Excellence.

All Awards for Excellence nominations require the approval of the nominee’s manager. Nominees will be disqualified in the event of any active or pending disciplinary actions or in the event of documented disciplinary actions within the preceding 18 months.

For more information on this program and to submit a nomination, visit NC State University Awards for Excellence.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pride of the Wolfpack Award

The Pride of the Wolfpack Award recognizes individual employees for a special or unique contribution to their college, business unit, or NC State University. Through the generous sponsorship of the NC State Bookstore, recipients will receive a framed certificate and lapel pin exclusive to Pride of the Wolfpack Recipients.

Eligibility

Active employees in the following categories may be nominated for the Pride of the Wolfpack Award:

  • SHRA employees
  • EHRA employees
  • County extension employees

Retirees, faculty, and temporary employees are not eligible for the Pride of the Wolfpack Award. Examples of temporary employees include, but are not limited to, graduate assistants, house officers, postdoctoral scholars, and student workers. Groups or teams are also ineligible for the Pride of the Wolfpack Award. In order for each member of a group or team to receive an award, each member must be nominated individually.

For more information on this program and to submit a nomination, visit Pride of the Wolfpack Award.

Service Awards Program

The Human Resources (HR) Benefits department administers the Service Awards Program. Our staff fulfills a vital role in the teaching of the brightest students, attracting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff and leading the way with ground-breaking research. NC State values the importance of recognizing the contributions and commitment of its community. This program is designed to provide recognition to employees for their years of service and commitment to the university and the State of North Carolina.

For more information on this program, visit Service Awards Program.

Please visit the 2019 DASA Service Awards List for a list of recent winners.