Employee Wellbeing

CSUN Award of Merit


The CSUN Award of Merit is presented to staff members who exemplify exceptional performance above and beyond the normal scope of their work duties, and demonstrate dedication and service to the University community.

Up to two staff members will be honored.


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

  1. Sustained outstanding performance above and beyond the normal scope of their work duties over a significant period of time; top performer.

  2. Contribution to the improvement of existing processes or the development of new ones, which results in significant productivity gains and/or cost savings to a department, division, or the University.

  3. Engagement to the University and/or service to others, through successful involvement in initiatives aligned with department or divisional goals or the University mission and planning priorities.


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.


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


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