Policy Human Resources Awards for Excellence

Awards for Excellence


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Intent

The Awards for Excellence are designed to recognise staff who demonstrate outstanding achievement in activities that are aligned to the University’s Strategic Intent and the University Plan and/or the Reconciliation Action Plan.

The number of awards granted each year will be determined by the Awards for Excellence Assessment Panel in accordance with the quality of nominations received.

Scope

All ongoing and fixed term Academic, Professional and Technical staff, in positions below the level of Dean or Director are eligible to be nominated for a University Award for Excellence.

An award may be granted to an individual or to a team of people. Teams may be of any size. Previous award winners are ineligible to be nominated for another award for a period of 3 years.

Awards

Nominations for the University Awards for Excellence will be based on one or more of the following areas:

  • Client Service
  • Community Engagement
  • Innovation and Change
  • Research
  • Leadership
  • Reconciliation, and
  • Cross-unit Collaboration.

Recipients will be recognised by:

  • A certificate detailing the specific reasons for the award
  • Individual award payments of $5,000 each, and
  • Team awards of $15,000 per team.

The award money may be paid as a one-off non-superannuable salary payment or may be directed to a University ‘college fund’ to be used at the recipient’s discretion for work-related purposes (e.g. equipment purchases or to offset costs of participation in conferences, seminars or training courses). Relevant taxation will apply to any salary payment.

Any equipment purchased by the University with award monies remains the property of the University and should conform to appropriate expenditure of University funds.

Where team awards are made award money will be divided evenly between team members.

Award recipients who are no longer employed by the University at the time of announcement of awards will be issued an Award Certificate but will not be entitled to award money.

Relevant JCU Documents

Awards for Excellence Nomination Form

Awards for Excellence Guidelines

Administration

Approval Details

Policy Sponsor:

Deputy Vice Chancellor, Services and Resources

Approval Authority:

Human Resources Committee

Date for next Major Review:

11/09/2019

Revision History

Version no.

Approval date

Approval Authority

Implementation date

Details

Author

19-1

23/08/2019

Vice Chancellor

26/08/2019

Amended to clarify that only positions below that of Dean or Director are eligible for an Award.

(Interim approval to correct an inconsistency between this Policy and the Guidelines.  Proposed amendment will go to HR Committee Nov. 2019 for full approval.)

Learning and Development Consultant – Human Resources

17-1

08/12/2017

 

08/12/2017

Minor amendment to reflect current organisational structure

Quality, Standards and Policy

16-2

26/09/2016

 

27/09/2016

Minor amendment (Awards list)

Quality, Standards and Policy

16-1

11/09/2016

 

14/09/2016

Reviewed with minor amendments. Contact Quality, Standards and Policy Officer for details.

Head, Organisational Development and Learning – Human Resources

15-1

31/08/2015

 

1/09/2015

Policy sponsor and approval authority amended to reflect Council approved Policy and Delegations Framework. Link to Awards for Excellence Nomination Form updated.

Quality, Standards and Policy

09-1

23/09/2009

 

24/09/2009

  

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