Guidelines for ACE Employees

3.6 Distinguished Classified Civil Service Awards: Each year, up to eighteen (18) bargaining unit members will be granted a Distinguished Classified Civil Service Award in recognition of outstanding performance of their duties and/or public/community service. The recipients will be selected by a three (3) member Distinguished Service Committee, which will be chaired by the Chief Human Resources Officer of the University or his/her designee, with one member designated by the President of YSU-ACE or his/her designee, and the third member designated by the first two members.

Full-time Bargaining Unit Member Eligibility: Bargaining unit members must have at least three (3) complete years of University service and Bargaining Unit Status by July 1 of the selection year.

Part-time Bargaining Unit Member Eligibility: Bargaining unit members must have at least three (3) complete years of University service and Bargaining Unit Status by July 1 of the selection year. Inclusions: All permanent part-time and intermittent bargaining unit members.

Candidates for the Distinguished Classified Civil Service Award may be nominated by a YSU student, a fellow YSU employee, YSU alumni or by an individual of the community. Such nominations will be made on a form available in the Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer. Written justification for the nomination must be attached to the form, as specified in Appendix J. YSU employees may not nominate themselves.

Full-time recipients of the Distinguished Classified Civil Service Award will receive a cash award of $1,400.00 prior to August 1 of the calendar year in which he or she was selected.

Part-time recipients of the Distinguished Classified Civil Service Award will receive a cash award of $700.00 prior to August 1 of the calendar year in which he or she was selected.

The President of the University will make an appropriate public announcement of the awards each year. There will be no restriction on the number of times an individual may receive the award, except as specified in Appendix J. The Cash Award will be in a separate check or direct deposit from all other pay.