Each year, a few employees (comprising of staff and administators) are selected to receive the 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 President's Council will review the nominations and will make a final determination of those who will be honored.

Exemplary Employees, along with the Distinguished Faculty Award recipients, are invited 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." While President of BYU-Idaho, Elder David A. Bednar taught, "Each interaction with a student or colleague is a potential teaching and learning opportunity."

2. Demonstrates a positive attitude.

  • Takes interest and pride in their own specific assignments and BYU-Idaho as a whole.
  • Is cooperative, courteous, friendly, and demonstrates a concern and helpfulness to other employees.
  • Always presents a neat personal appearance.

3. Is conscientious in performance of job duties.

  • Demonstrates a high degree of skill and proficiency in carrying out assigned tasks.
  • Strives to improve skills and work methods as a means toward greater productivity and efficiency.
  • Is a willing worker, accurate, demonstrates initiative, and does not require constant supervision.

4. Goes the "Extra Mile."

  • Has performed specific and unusual activities worthy of recognition at BYU-Idaho.
  • Volunteers time and expertise to other persons and organizations in the community.

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

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