SAA Questions to Ask

When considering a candidate for a Superior Accomplishment Award, the committee will take special consideration to candidates who have gone above and beyond the scope of a candidate “doing their job” as outlined in their job description. Although there are many employees here at UF who have an excellent overall job performance, and have been performing at that level for many years, the committee will put a special emphasis on an individual whose performance exceeds expectations and has impacted their department in a positive way as well as the university as a whole.

To establish criteria for a nominee, the committee would like you to consider the following:

  • How has this person gone above and beyond the duties and responsibilities in their job description?
  • Has this person set an exemplary level among coworkers? If so, how?
  • Please provide specific examples of how this employee took initiative to complete projects or was creative in completing assigned duties.
  • Has the candidate found innovative solutions to generate efficiency and/or demonstrated creative problem-solving in the department? Please highlight these actions and the positive results they achieved.
  • Has this individual’s forward-thinking approach advanced the mission of the university? Please share, using detailed examples, how their ideas, actions, and attitudes have positively affected the department, university, and broader community.
  • Has the candidate gone above and beyond by volunteering to participate in programs/committees outside their job performance to enhance the university as a whole?
  • Has the employee volunteered in the community or applied their skills at UF to help individuals in the community? If so, how?

Please provide support letters from individuals outside of your department, from all levels of employment, that can attest to the employee’s superior performance during this appraisal period.