Frequently Asked Questions
What defines a Classified appointment?
Classified refers to a group of employees who are paid on a biweekly basis. This category includes both exempt (salaried) and nonexempt (hourly) employees. Limiting eligibility to this group of employees enables UTMB to recognize and honor front line managers/supervisors and not middle managers or executives.
Are employees with an Administrative and Professional (A&P) appointment eligible?
No. Employees with an A&P appointment are not eligible for the award.
Are contract employees able to submit nominations?
No. Contract employees are not able to submit a nomination.
How long will it take to complete the nomination form?
It should take five to ten minutes to complete the nomination form.
Can I nominate myself?
No. You may not nominate yourself.
Am I only allowed to nominate my manager?
No. You may nominate any manager/supervisor; however, the $5,000 disbursement for development and training will be awarded to the winning manager/supervisor's department/unit.
My department wants to nominate our manager. Should we do it as a group or individually?
A group of employees is not able to submit a nomination. Nominations must be submitted individually.
Can I nominate more than one manager for the award?
Yes. There is no limit to the number of nominations an employee may submit.
Are members of the EAC able to submit nominations?
Yes. EAC members may make nomination; however, they will not be allowed to vote for someone they nominated due to a conflict of interest.
Are members of the EAC able to be nominated?
Yes. EAC members may be nominated for the award; however, any member who is nominated will not be able to take part in the voting process.
What happens if the winning manager/supervisor changes departments by the time the award is presented?
The $5,000 departmental award will go to the department/unit the winning manager/supervisor was originally nominated for and not his or her new department/unit.