Each month, the Human Resources department recognizes an outstanding employee who excels in a particular area(the month's theme) as the Triton Star Employee of the Month. Winners are chosen by a broadly representative, inter-divisional committee which bases its decisions on specified criteria, which vary from month to month depending on the theme for that month. Prizes include an automatic nomination for the annual Chancellor's Excellence Award, a recognition plaque, and a $125(taxable income) gift certificate (chosen by the winner from a list of available certificates).


The nominees must:

  1. Be non-academic, benefit eligible employees employed with UMSL for at least one year.
  2. Be in a staff position at the level of "Director" or below.
  3. Have no disciplinary actions within the last two years.
  4. Have a "successful", "exceeds expectations", or "outstanding" rating or equivalent on most recent performance appraisals. He or she must be an employee in good standing who is especially outstanding in the current month's theme.
  5. Not have won an Employee of the Month or Chancellor's Excellence Award within the past three years.

To minimize the perception of favoritism, supervisors may NOT nominate subordinates and and subordinates may NOT nominate supervisors. Self-nominations are not accepted. Your nomination information is kept confidential. If your nominee is selected, information you provide may be used without attribution. All materials related specific nominations will be destroyed within 30 days after the recognition program.


  1. Complete the nomination form. After you download, describe how the candidate meets
    each criterion by checking each box and writing a short description using specific
    examples. If you have additional comments, you will have the option of opening an
    additional page.
  2. If you need assistance, call Human Resources, 516-7219.
  3. To return your completed nomination form click submit. An e-mail will be prepared for
    Nancy Draper in Human Resources, 211 AAB.

Please select the month in which nominations are being accepted.

Employee of the Month