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Employee Excellence Awards

The Palm Beach State College Excellence Awards are established to recognize outstanding performance and/or achievement by individuals identified by their management team and/or referred by their peers in one of seven categories. These categories of Championing Diversity, Collaboration, Community Involvement, Creativity, Operational Efficiency, Retention and Visionary Leadership align with the mission and values of Palm Beach State College.

Nomination Deadline

September 16, 2019

 All nominations may be completed while logged into our intranet and using this link:


Nomination Process
Any direct manager of a PBSC staff, faculty or adjunct member can submit nominations. Nomination recommendations from other members of the college are encouraged and should work with the direct manager on the submission.


Required Information
Nomination materials should consist of an online submission that includes one (1) but no more than three (3) concise narrative paragraphs that support, justify and address specific examples of the category nomination.



The award is limited to regular full and part time employees and adjunct instructors who are actively employed and who have worked at PBSC for a minimum of two (2) years prior to the nomination submission. Award winners from the past year are ineligible to be nominated in any of the categories. Only one category nomination per employee each nominating period.

Nominee must be in good standing with the college (examples: Successful or above latest performance review, no formal warnings verbal or written) in the past 12 months up to the time the nomination was submitted and before the Employee Engagement and Retention Council's final award recommendations is submitted to the President's Cabinet.



President’s Cabinet, OPS, Contingent Workers, Work-Study, Student Assistants.



Each category winner will receive a desktop plaque along with the monetary sum of $2500, subject to applicable taxes. The presentation of the award will take place at the Palm Beach State Annual service award program in November.

Award Categories

Championing Diversity

This award is given to an employee who demonstrated through words, actions and influence that he/she values differences and has effectively promoted and impacted diversity at the college.



This award is given to an employee who contributed to team performance by providing encouragement and support, helped others overcome obstacles, and successfully accomplished goals. This employee was an honest and dependable team player who contributed to group collaboration and consensual decision making and showed empathy and respect for others, and who built and maintained strong collegial working relationships.


Community Involvement

This award is given to an employee participating in organization and events in the local community to increase understanding and visibility of the college.



This award is given to an employee who demonstrated and succeeded with inventive, imaginative or innovative concepts to completion and execution in their working environment.


Operational Efficiency

This award is given to an employee who demonstrates, innovates, educates and/or leads through operational excellence. This individual understands the organization to achieve its strategic goals, masters the day-to-day functionality and department transactions to ensure efficient management of resources and operational risk control measures are in place to keep up business activities. These activities can occur through implementation of an initiative, project and/or technique.



This award is given to an employee recognized in designing or developing better use of resources at PBSC leading to successful retention of either employee or student that has resulted in identifiable and measurable outcomes and results.


Visionary Leadership

This award is given to an employee who creatively directs and inspires the performance of others.

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