2022 Winner List for Staff Recognition Awards

Platinum Award

Tracey Turner, Graduate Division

Tiffany Clayton, Liberal and Professional Studies- High School Programs

Paulette Branson, Netter Center for Community Partnerships

Mike Ruzzo, Business Operations and Netter Center for Community Partnerships

Gold Award

Janice Brochetti, Chemistry Regional Business Office

Ted Marvel, SAS Computing

Janel Baselice, SAS Faculty Affairs

Stacy Clements, Professional and Liberal Education

Jun Gu, Penn Chemistry

Ana Jimenez, Center for Latin American and Latinx Studies

Loretta Witham-Turner, Penn English

Silver Award

Mindy Zacharjasz, Fels Institute of Government

Marta Guron, Penn Chemistry

Yuheiry Rodriguez, Penn Psychology

Rosa Vargas, Penn Chemistry

Stephanie Ackerman, English Language Program

Mary Bustamante, Liberal and Professional Studies

Leigh Anne Scarborough, Liberal and Professional Studies

Bronze Award

Linda Greene, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Molly McGlone, The College of Arts and Sciences

Jim Ramey, Liberal and Professional Studies- High School Programs

Emily Romanello, Penn Economics

Rebecca Cottrell, SAS Computing

Zachary Humenik, Online Learning

Joseph Hallman, Liberal and Professional Studies

Adam Podlaski, SAS Computing

Lilia Mataac, Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

Mark Davidson, SAS Computing


SAS Staff Recognition Program

June 28, 2022

We are excited to reintroduce The SAS Staff Recognition Program for fiscal year 2022.

The Staff Recognition Program is an opportunity to recognize individual staff for their exceptional, demonstrated hard work, and commitment during an unprecedented time as we fully retuned to campus last fall.  The program is designed to acknowledge exceptional and well-defined performance from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

 Program Guidelines:

The SAS Staff Recognition Reward is a special one-time payment awarded to selected SAS staff for extraordinary contributions to the mission of the School. The program is intended to reward those staff members whose extraordinary contributions are consistent with the School’s objectives for excellent performance:

  • Innovation: Embracing change and finding inventive and imaginative solutions to difficult problems. Challenging the status quo (when necessary) and committing  to a solution- based approach towards perceived obstacles.
  • Adaptability and Resiliency: Demonstrating the ability to pivot and adjust to different conditions or circumstances and the willingness to accept and even promote change.
  • Adding value: Adding value to our jobs, departments, programs and the School overall by establishing administrative effectiveness and efficiency, by maintaining the highest level of knowledge in our particular field, and by collaborating and working with others to ensure best practices.

Nomination Process:

  • Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate an individual’s exceptional efforts performed from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
  • The SAS Staff Recognition Program will be administered by a committee which includes non-exempt and exempt SAS staff in good standing and a faculty member.
  • For the 2022 Fiscal Year, there will be four Staff Recognition award levels:
    • Platinum $5,000
    • Gold $3,000
    • Silver $1,500
    • Bronze $750
  • Individual staff members may nominate themselves for their own accomplishments, and are encouraged to nominate other deserving staff within SAS.
  • All nominations (including self-nominations) must be approved by the nominee’s immediate supervisor and department manager prior to their submission. Please contact Danyelle Jackson at dajack@sas.upenn.edu if you would like to confirm an individual’s correct supervisor.
  • The committee reserves the right to verify all information with the nominee’s supervisor.
  • Nominators should feel free to share the nomination information with the nominee if you so choose.
  • SAS is highlighting exceptional, individual performance only.  There are no Team Awards.

 Nomination Forms:

The submitted nomination form is the only information considered in selecting the award recipients. Please provide specific examples addressing some or all of the criteria above and explain why you are nominating this individual to receive an award.

Eligibility for the SAS Staff Recognition Program is limited to employees who:

  • Have completed their introductory period
  • Are included in the regular salary merit increase program
  • Are NOT in performance management
  • Have received a performance evaluation rating of “consistently meets established goals/expectations” or higher
  • Qualified staff members are eligible for an award regardless of any recent salary adjustments or promotions.
  • Award recipients must be employed in SAS at the time of the award/payment.

 Nomination Deadline: Nominations may be submitted at any time but must be received by September 2, 2022 in order to be considered. Nominations will be reviewed and evaluated by the Staff Recognition Program committee. Award Levels will be decided by the Staff Recognition Program committee.

 Award Timing: Payments are scheduled to be made in the fall. Award recipients will be announced School-wide.