Outstanding Performance Award

The SVSU Outstanding Performance Award was created to recognize annually the accomplishments of an Administrative Professional employee who has demonstrated outstanding individual and/or team performance at SVSU.


Outstanding performance is defined as one or more of the following:

Exemplary Work
Organizational Abilities


  1. OPA-statue-10

    All Administrative Professional employees of SVSU are eligible to receive the Outstanding Performance Award.
  2. Nominations may come from any person—other SVSU employees or those outside of the University. It is only necessary that the nominating person is aware of a nominee’s outstanding performance at SVSU and is willing to submit a Letter of Nomination.

    • Nomination Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014
    • Nominate someone using online form »
  3. The Committee will review all nominations and create a finalist list of no more than 10 individuals by Friday, February 21, 2014.
  4. The Committee will then contact each finalist and request the following:

    • a letter of recommendation from the finalist’s Vice President or Executive Director (submit directly to Committee)*
    • recommendation from finalist’s manager (submit directly to Committee)*
    • a letter of recommendation from another person knowledgeable about finalist’s performance at SVSU (may be a person internal or external to SVSU; submit directly to Committee)

*Note: if the original nominator was the finalist’s manager or Vice President/Executive Director, then a letter of recommendation from someone else internal to SVSU should be obtained instead.

Miscellaneous Notes

  • Finalist Materials Deadline: Monday, March 14, 2014
  • This award is intended to be distributed annually. However, there may not be a recipient each year and the University reserves the right to change or discontinue this award at any time.


The recipient of the Outstanding Performance Award will receive a stipend of $3,000.  

This award is unrestricted and provided directly to the recipient in recognition of outstanding achievement and services to the university.

Committee members:

  • Cynthia Bala
  • Joni Boye-Beamon
  • Bryan Crainer
  • Jan Poppe
  • Nick Wagner