In the 34th year of honoring outstanding individual performance and contributions by classified and professional staff, we are pleased to kick off the 2023 program and invite you to submit a nomination of a deserving staff member!

As in past years, the Service Excellence standards (Safety, Courtesy, Reliability, Competence) will continue to serve as the foundation for this recognition program.  Individual staff members will be selected for demonstrating exemplary service excellence in their jobs.

Individual “Employee of the Year” awards of $1,000 cash will be presented to the award winners at an awards celebration on April 20, 2023 from 9 – 11 am.

Nomination Procedures:

  • Nominations are due by March 10, 2023.
  • Nominations will be accepted from the general MSU community (faculty, staff and students), on behalf of another eligible employee or team
  • Submit nominations online at Supporting documentation (maximum of 5 pages) may be uploaded. 
  • One nomination form should be submitted per nominee - individuals can be nominated for any or all of the Service Excellence standards on the same form.
  • Nomination materials will be shared with individual nominees so please be thorough in your submission.


The awards program is open to all permanent professional and classified employees of Montana State University and includes MSU Extension Offices, Agricultural Research Centers, and MSU Extended Nursing campuses.


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