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Be a North Georgia STAR

The North Star or Polaris – is famous for holding nearly still in our sky while the entire northern sky moves around it. For thousands of years navigators have used Polaris to guide them to and from their homeports. Sailors still use Polaris for celestial navigation, and modern astronomers often use Polaris to help them align their telescopes.

The North Georgia STAR employee recognition program recognizes meaningful accomplishments of University of North Georgia staff employees who embody the University’s standards for excellence, efficiency, and outstanding customer service to internal or external constituents. 

The purpose of the award is to:

  • recognize outstanding full-time and part-time employees who embody UNG’s standards for excellence efficiency and excellent customer service;
  • reward those employees who show exemplary individual achievement, contribution, and performance in their jobs and other related duties beyond their own areas;
  • acknowledge those whose efforts have inspired and supported the performance and achievement of others.

The program is maintained in the Human Resources Department.

Who is Eligible for the Award?

All full-time and part-time employees are eligible for the award. If an employee has previously been nominated, they can be nominated again. There is no limit to how many times an employee can be nominated.

What are the Characteristics of a Nominee?

A nominee must exemplify one or more of the following values:

  1. Exemplary Work
  2. Professionalism
  3. Dedication to Quality

A typical Nominee:

  • Has a positive attitude toward work responsibilities, co-workers, and customers, and serves as a role model for others;
  • Is productive, exhibits commitment to quality in carrying out job responsibilities, and is an asset to the staff of his/her department;
  • Is willing to take initiative and accepts and carries out additional responsibilities beyond regular job assignments 

How Do I Nominate someone?

Employees may nominate or be nominated by other UNG employees, but self-nominations are not accepted. 

Nominations are accepted at any time and nomination forms are available in the Human Resources department, or you may complete the online form. All nominations should be forwarded to the Human Resources Department.

What Happens After I Nominate Someone?

Nominees are notified via Human Resources and will receive a certificate and a STAR pin in recognition of their award.

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