Human Resources

Recognition Programs

Staff Award for Excellence

Now accepting 2017 nominations - submit by April 27, 2017!

Click here to complete the online nomination form.

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The Staff Award for Excellence Program is designed to acknowledge and express appreciation for outstanding accomplishments that do not fall entirely within the scope of normal duties, but are in the nature of a major contribution reflecting credit on the person and State service. The meritorious service or accomplishment is so singularly outstanding that special recognition is justified. Employees are nominated for the award by other state employees including their supervisors, co-workers and subordinates. The nomination form and further details are below.

2017 nominations will be submitted through the nomination link on the OSHR website for Governor's Awards for Excellence. This can be found on The nomination form, the nominee's job description, and a written nomination describing why the person is being nominated must be included. A minimum of 350 words is required. These can be created in a word document and then copied into the form. 

Click below for past Award for Excellence nominees and winners:

UNCW Seahawk Kudos - Recognizing Exceptional Customer Service

UNCW employees play an integral role in maintaining and enhancing the university's mission of teaching excellence, research, and public outreach. Faculty, staff and administrators consistently strive to exceed service expectations. We see examples everyday of the exceptional service and dedication to excellence demonstrated by our employees.

Have you received outstanding service from a UNCW employee and wished that you had a way to say a special "Thank You?" UNCW Seahawk Kudos is a means for recognizing exceptional customer service. Everyone can participate. You may recognize excellent service by simply completing a Kudos nomination form and forwarding to Human Resources. The KUDOS Prize Patrol will schedule with the employee's supervisor a surprise office delivery of your nomination, balloons and a Seahawk KUDOS mug.

Service Awards

The success of State government in providing services to meet the needs of North Carolina and its citizens is dependent on the efforts of State employees. It is, therefore, important for the State to have competent, committed and dedicated employees to provide effective and efficient services to and for the State.

To express its appreciation to valued employees, the State has adopted a policy of recognizing continued dedicated service through a program of service awards.

The Service Awards Program recognizes employees' Total State service in increments of five years through retirement. For each five-year increment, the program offers a collection of items from which eligible recipients may select.

Employee Appreciation

UNCW employees make important contributions to the success of the university every day. Employee Appreciation events are held each year to celebrate these contributions. Traditional events include breakfast, lunch and ice cream social. These events are intended to acknowledge employees' contributions to the success of the university and reflect a continuing commitment to provide a work environment that maintains or improves employee morale and well being.