Annually, six employees (comprising of staff and administators) are selected to receive an Exemplary Employee Award.

Immediate supervisors or fellow employees may nominate individuals to receive the Exemplary Employee Award by completing and submitting an Exemplary Employee Nomination Form to the Employee Advisory Council Chairman (see form below). Please note that previous recipients are not eligible. To see a list of previous recipients of this award, click below.

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The Employee Engagement Council will meet to consider the nominations and make recommendations to the President's Council of employees to be honored. The President's Council will review the nominations and consider the recommendations of the Employee Advisory Council. Then the President's Council will make a final determination of those who will be honored.

Exemplary Employees, along with the Distinguished Faculty Award recipients, are invited, along with their spouse, to the Fall Employee Banquet where they will receive a plaque and a cash award in recognition of their service to the university.

Guidelines for Selecting Exemplary Employees

The following criteria should be kept in mind as exemplary employee nominations are made. Please note that previous recipients are not eligible. 

1. Exemplifies the guiding principle that "Every person at BYU-Idaho is a teacher." Past President David A. Bednar taught, "Each interaction with a student or colleague is a potential teaching and learning opportunity."

2. Demonstrates a positive attitude.

3. Is conscientious in performance of job duties.

4. Goes the "Extra Mile."

5. Has been working for BYU-Idaho for a minimum of 5 years.

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