EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE – 10 annual awards to help offset educational and professional development expenses

Established in 2009 to assist state classified employees seeking to move ahead in their jobs/careers, employees may use the Educational Assistance Award to meet any needs associated with furthering their education, such as tuition, books, technology, child care expenses, and gas for traveling to/from class. Awards are determined by the amount of donations received.

DAY IN THE LIFE – ongoing nominations that highlight the jobs and duties of State Classified Employees at CSU.

“Day in the Life” are features published in SOURCE and in the CPC Communicator. They are brief spotlights that introduce the CSU community to the diverse responsibilities, duties, and stories of State Classified Employees.

EVERYDAY HERO – On-going employee recognition

The Everyday Hero is a special program sponsored by the Classified Personnel Council to recognize the day-to-day achievements of all CSU employees (state classified, administrative professionals, and faculty).

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT – Annual $1000 awards for exemplary service by State Classified employees

The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes meritorious and outstanding achievement in job skills and/or service to the University by State Classified employees.  Up to five awards are given, which consist of a plaque, $1000 award, and special recognition at the annual Celebrate! CSU event.

POSITIVE ACTION – Annual award to individuals or groups

The Positive Action Award recognizes individuals, groups, units or departments that have made a positive contribution to State Classified employees at Colorado State University by fostering a supportive work environment, improved campus climate, and/or positive work experiences for State Classified employees.

Employee Appreciation Board

The Colorado State University Employee Appreciation Board (CSUEAB) was formed in 1968, making it one of the longest-standing traditions on campus. Originally called the “Faculty Club Board” and then renamed the Colorado State Activities Board, and finally the “Employee Appreciation Board”, their mission is to recognize and promote community spirit among faculty and staff has remained constant over the years.

The volunteers on the board are composed of representatives from all across campus including the President’s Office, each of the Vice Presidents’ offices, each of the colleges, CSU Extension, the Colorado State Forest Service, the Classified Personnel Council, the Administrative Professional Council, and others.

To nominate a unit or to see other ways to engage with the Employee Appreciation Board visit their website.

Non-CPC Awards

Below are educational scholarships and other professional development opportunities that State Classified employees can apply for. Click on the link(s) below to learn more about each opportunity.