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Staff Recognition Programs

The USC School of Law's impact on the legal community is due in no small part to our outstanding staff members. In order to honor the efforts of these vital members of our team, the School of Law has developed three staff recognition program: LAWS, ADVOCATE, and “Caught in the Act”.

The nomination process couldn't be easier:

  1. Choose a staff member you think deserves recognition
  2. Decide which program is most appropriate
  3. Complete the appropriate recognition form

Program Information

All current full-time, part-time and temporary staff of the law school are eligible for both awards. Student employees and faculty are not eligible. Any law school employee or student may nominate a staff member, but employees may not self-nominate. Nominations will not be retained after winners are announced, but they may be resubmitted for the next award cycle.

Program Descriptions

LAWS

LAWS stands for Laudable Attitude and Wonderful Service. The LAWS program recognizes staff members who demonstrate exceptional service, innovation and creativity in the performance of their jobs and towards assisting in the attainment of the school's goals.

Process

  • One employee will be recognized each semester
  • Nominations will be accepted by completing the LAWS Nomination Form by November 15 for the fall semester and February 15 for the spring semester.
  • The LAWS award will be a $50 Amazon gift card
  • The winning employee will be recognized on the Recognition web page

ADVOCATE

The ADVOCATE program recognizes staff members who help create a positive work environment in fulfilling their daily tasks for the law school by being:

  • Accountable
  • Dedicated and dependable
  • Valuable
  • Open to new ways of doing things
  • Collaborative and committed to excellence
  • Attentive to law school students, other law school employees and the legal community
  • Team-oriented
  • Effective

Process

  • One employee will be recognized each quarter
  • Nominations will be accepted by completing the ADVOCATE Nomination Form by 3/31, 6/30, 9/30, 12/31.
  • The ADVOCATE award will be a $30 Amazon gift card
  • The winning employee will be recognized on the Recognition web page

“Caught in the Act”

The “Caught in the Act” program acknowledges staff employees who, in small but significant ways:

  • Go above and beyond their usual duties
  • Make the law school community a better place
  • Demonstrate initiative and a positive and helpful attitude

Process

  • Staff employees can be “caught in the act” at any time and there is no limit on the number of awards
  • Any employee or student who observes a staff employee demonstrating the aforementioned behaviors should briefly describe the incident to the recognition committee by completing and submitting the “Caught in the Act” Nomination Form.
  • Employees caught in the act will receive a School of Law Tervis tumbler