University Services Star Performers
Who is a Star Performer?
Star Performer Awards are given to those who exemplify the University Services values of stewardship, integrity, respect, innovation, and safety.
In addition, Star performers generally exhibit the following:
- Exceed Expectations—Star Performers go above and beyond the call of duty of their day-to-day tasks. They pay attention to details, seek solutions to problems, and provide a high level of commitment in their duties.
- Customer Service—Star Performers take the time to understand the needs of the students, staff, and visitors to the University and to meet their needs consistently and effectively.
- Initiative—Star Performers find innovative ways to save time, money, or other resources, either through new ideas or new ways to do ongoing tasks. They often act to solve a problem before it becomes a larger issue.
- Reliability—Star Performers demonstrate a consistency in getting the job done right, on time, the first time. Star Performers don’t let their customers, or their coworkers, down.
Who is eligible?
All employees of University Services are eligible to be nominated for Star Performer Awards. Nominees can be an individual or a team of employees. The departments and work units within University Services are:
Addressing and Mailing/Campus Mail
Housing and Residential Life
Parking and Transportation Services
M Dining and 1851 Heritage Catering
U Card Office
U Market Services
Capital Project Management
Planning, Space, and Real Estate
University Health and Safety
Nominations are open each spring for the annual University Services Star Performer Awards. Star Performer Awards are presented to University Services employees and teams of employees who have provided exceptional service to the University of Minnesota over the past year. All members of the University community are invited to submit nominations. The award recipients will be honored at the University Services Leadership Forum in June and receive a personalized Star Performer plaque.
NOTE: No awards were made in December 2019, as the program was delayed six months to transition to the summer Leadership Forum. Following that decision, no awards were made in June 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.