January 9, 2016

Do you know a staff member who has had a significant positive impact on sustainability or other areas of the UC Berkeley campus community? Recognize their efforts and nominate them for the 2016 Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Awards.  The Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award (COSA) is one of the highest honors for staff at UC Berkeley.

This award recognizes staff who have demonstrated exceptional initiative in at least two of the following areas:

  • fostering an equitable and inclusive community
  • innovation, adaptation, and efficiency
  • enhancing Berkeley's mission and reputation
  • Berkeley's sustainability goals
  • mentorship

Past nominees and recipients have come from all campus divisions and represent all levels and classifications. The Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Awards have been a Berkeley tradition since 1988, acknowledging the great distinction and excellence achieved by Berkeley staff through their daily contributions to the campus and beyond.  

Any member of the campus community, including staff, faculty, and students, may submit nominations for either individual or team awards. You may nominate a current Berkeley staff member who has been employed at the University for at least one year for this honor. Individuals with academic or executive tier titles are not eligible. (COSA Awards are non-monetary awards. Full eligibility criteria are found on the COSA website.

To nominate an individual or team, please complete the online nomination form linked from the COSA website.  Your nomination must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, 2016This award program is administered by the Chancellor's Staff Advisory Committee (CSAC). Recipients will be honored at a reception in May 2016.  Please do not miss this important opportunity to recognize and honor the outstanding, hardworking staff who help make Berkeley the exceptional place that it is.