Nominate Co-workers for UCSF STAR Awards

The campus recently announced this year’s UCSF STAR Program. STAR awards recognize significant employee achievements and contributions. All staff are welcome to nominate eligible colleagues for these awards. Here are a few details.

Two Types of Awards

Achievement Awards – nominations due March 31 27!

  • $5,000 or 10% of employee’s salary, whichever is lower
  • based on achievements during 2016 calendar year
  • see below for details on criteria

Spot Awards (sound familiar?!) – nominations due late June

  • $1,000 or 10% of employee’s salary, whichever is lower
  • to recognize a specific project or task performed from January to June 2017
Given the short timeline for the Achievement Awards, we are going to provide the details for that award now and post more info on the campus Spot Awards in April.

Nomination Process for Achievement Awards


Nomination should be based on contributions made during calendar year 2016. These nominees will have exhibited sustained, exceptional performance and/or significant contributions over an extended period of time. Here is a detailed explanation of the Achievement Awards process and criteria.

Achievement must reflect at least one of the Chancellor’s Priorities and/or Values as listed below:

  • Chancellor’s Priorities
    • Continuous Learning
    • Equity and Inclusion
    • Precision Medicine
    • Transformative Partnerships
  • UCSF PRIDE Values
    • P for Professionalism, how we conduct ourselves and our business
    • R for Respect for our patients, families, ourselves and each other
    •   I for Integrity, always being the honest, doing the right thing
    • D for Diversity, understanding and embracing the diverse beliefs, needs and expectations of our patients, community, and employees
    • E for Excellence, what we strive for in everything we do

The EVCP has also added a few other attributes, which can be found in the EVCP form (see Process section).


Unfortunately, not all staff positions are included in this program. Only CUE and non-represented staff employees are eligible to make it simple for nominators, here is a list of all the eligible Library staff and their supervisors.

  • Check with the supervisor of nominee before beginning the nomination process.
  • Obtain signed approval from nominee’s supervisor, director, and Jim Munson before the March 27 submission deadline
  • The Office of the EVCP is appointing an Achievement Awards Review Committee to review all completed nominations and recommend recipients. The Library will have representatives on the Committee.
Links to forms and more info

STAR Award Nomination Form

EVCP Additional Documentation Form

Full details on HR site

Achievement Awards Criteria

Chancellor’s Priorities


Miscellaneous Questions

How many Achievement awards will be awarded?
We don’t know. We encourage you to nominate anyone you feel is deserving.

I’m not eligible, can I nominate someone else?

Yes, and thank you for considering making a nomination.

Can I nominate more than one person?


Can someone be nominated more than once?
Yes, but they cannot receive more than one Achievement Award, however.

Can I nominate myself?
Nope, sorry.

Is the award taxed?

More Questions?

Use the comments feature in this blog to post your question or contact Gail or Kemi. We may not have the answers, but we will try to get them.