OBA Employee Recognition Program Guidelines

OBA Employee Recognition Program



UNH Business Affairs has established a division-wide Recognition Program to formally celebrate, appreciate, and honor the contributions of individuals and teams to the strategic mission of our Division and the University: Recruitment, Education and Retention of Students.


The following OBA staff in good standing will be eligible:

  • PAT/OS

  • Adjunct Staff

  • Student Staff

  • New hires (no waiting periods)

Tips for Submitting a Nomination

  • Select one of the award categories

  • Provide a detailed summary and examples to support your nomination, the more information the better!

  • Submit Online or at one of the conveniently located department
    Nomination Stations:

    • Hamel Recreation Center

    • Holloway Commons

    • Housing Office and Gables

    • Memorial Union Building

    • Office of Business Affairs - 10 West Edge Drive

    • Philbrook Hall

    • Stillings Hall

    • University Transportation Services


Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year, with one final deadline per semester to allow for review and selection of the winners.  The nomination form will be available here at the OBA Employee Recognition Program website, as well as paper copies being available at the nomination stations.

All forms, whether electronic or paper, will be submitted to the divisional HR team for initial review and then shared with the standing Recognition Committee for continued follow-up.

OBA Recognition Committee Guidelines

The recognition committee will formally meet at the end of each semester deadline to review nominations submitted during that half-year timeframe and select each category winner. The committee may ask follow up questions to the nominator if more information is needed.   OBA Senior leadership will be apprised of those employee names prior to communicating with those winners.

Specific dates will be determined for each year. We anticipate the approximate timeframe for each semester to be:

Fall Semester: Nominations will be accepted from mid-April until early November with selection and communication to the winners before the Thanksgiving break. Ceremonial breakfast or lunch to be scheduled prior to leaving for winter break or upon return from winter break.

Spring Semester:  Nominations will be accepted from mid- November through early April with selection and communication to the winners by late April with the ceremonial breakfast or lunch scheduled by early May.

General Program Guidelines

The committee will be comprised of no more than ten employees from OBA and the two HR Partners. The committee will strive to represent a broad range of employment categories and departmental groups.   Committee members will be asked to participate for a minimum of one year and after that, various members of the group will have the option to rotate out and new members will be asked to join.  

Announcements regarding nominees and award winners will be published on the various department websites, the OBA newsletters, and posters displayed in a visible area in each department (i.e. where employees find the paper nomination forms). The awards ceremony attendees will include the recipients, the appropriate department directors and direct supervisors, the recognition committee members, and the Associate Vice President (as emcee) of OBA.  All nominees will be notified of the nomination by Campus Mail.  Award recipients will be personally notified by their department Director with an invitation to an awards ceremony.