Dean’s Excellence Award

Purpose: To recognize high performing individual staff members who have consistently delivered excellent results. The SEAS Dean’s Excellence Award is intended to honor those SEAS staff whose contributions have been instrumental to the success of the school. An effort will be made to include a demographically diverse group of winners from all levels of staff.

Who is Eligible for Award: All benefits-eligible staff at SEAS up to and including salary grade 60 (except members of the award review committee), including full- and part-time staff on the bi-weekly payroll with primary appointments as staff members (research and teaching appointees such as lecturers and postdocs are ineligible). If you have any questions about someone’s eligibility, contact Steve Marley in Human Resources.

Number of Recipients Per Year: Up to four staff members (two exempt-level staff members; two non-exempt-level members) may receive this award annually.

What Award Consists of: Winners will receive a framed certificate and a cash award.

Criteria for Selection: Nominations can be made by submitting a letter to Annmarie Allen in HR at that describes the specific accomplishments and contributions the staff member has made and their impact on SEAS/Harvard.

Nominations and the Nominating Timeframe: January 7-January 31 (each year). Nominations will be accepted from all members of the SEAS community.

Review Process: All nominations will be reviewed by a committee comprised of the previous year's winners and the director of human resources. The committee will then make recommendations to the dean.

Announcement of Winners: The names of the winners will be announced at the April All Staff Meeting.