Employee Wellbeing

CSUN Award of Merit


A CSUN Award of Merit is bestowed to a staff member member who demonstrates exceptional performance in service to the University community.  

Up to three staff members may be honored.  


Nominations must provide specific examples of how the nominee achieves each of the following:

  1. Demonstrates outstanding performance above and beyond the normal scope of their work duties.
  2. Contributes to the improvement of existing processes or the development of new ones, which enhance the success of the department, division, or are in alignment with the University’s mission, values, and vision.


Recipients will be regular full, or part-time staff, including permanent or long-term temps of the University. Nominees must have completed a minimum of two yeas of staff service. Previous recipients are again eligible for the Award of Merit upon completion of a five-year waiting period.


Award of Merit recipients receive a $200 award and a commemorative gift. They will be honored at the Annual Staff Service and Recognition of Excellence event.


View the Staff Service Awards & Recognition of Excellence Awards Home Page to access the current Nomination Form and view deadline information.