DFA Award Nominations Are Now Closed

Annually, in the Division of Finance & Administration we recognize employees for their outstanding service to the Division and the University community. Identification of employee award winners goes through a nomination and selection process. The awards presentation is generally held during an annual meeting hosted by the Vice President of Finance & Administration.

As of 2022, the annual awards are postponed until May 2023 to allow for a redesign of the awards and recognition structure and process.

The DFA Employee Recognition Committee, comprised of representatives from each DFA unit, receives and reviews nominations and selects winners for all the awards. To ensure continuity and knowledge of the Division's awards process, it is preferred at least two of the committee members will serve for a period of two consecutive years.


    To be eligible for a DFA award, both unclassified and classified employee nominees must: 

    • Be currently employed in the Division. 
    • Have a minimum of one year of university service at 0.50 FTE or greater. Temporary employees and members of the Employee Recognition Committee are not eligible for nomination. 
    • The nominee must demonstrate a commitment to OSU’s values and the DFA guiding principles
    • The staff member may not have received any formal disciplinary action or performance improvement plan within the twelve months prior to the nomination date.