Recognizing Outstanding Staff

The University of Texas at Austin Outstanding Staff Awards Program honors and recognizes the invaluable contributions of eligible non-teaching employees whose outstanding dedication, competence, conscientious performance, excellent customer service, and ingenuity/innovation has had a significant impact on the University.

The 2024 Recipient List is available online.


Current UT Austin Classified and Administrative & Professional staff members who were continuously employed for at least 20 hours per week from September 1, 2021, to August 31, 2023, were eligible for the award. In addition, return-to-work retirees who met those employment requirements were also eligible. Previous honorees who received an award more than five years ago were also eligible.

Outstanding Staff Award Recipients must…

  • Have a significant impact on the University through
    • outstanding dedication;
    • competence;
    • conscientious performance;
    • excellent customer service; and,
    • ingenuity/innovation.
  • Contribute to and demonstrate a commitment to the University's core purpose and values;
  • Have significantly improved customer service or increased customer satisfaction for specific University customers;
  • Have significantly improved a work process or system or have significantly increased the efficiency of an operation or unit;
  • Have demonstrated an exceptional ability to foster collaboration, communication, and cooperation among colleagues and University constituents; or,
  • Have performed at a level above and beyond normal job requirements.


Staff members are selected and awarded $1,500 each.

*The awards are subject to withholding for taxes.

View 2024 Recipient List