Employee Excellence Committee (Procedure 1.0900.20)

Authority:F.S. 1001.64; College Policy 1.020
Date Adopted:08/16
Date of Review:03/17; 08/19; 8/23
Related Policy:1.020


The purpose of the Employee Excellence Committee is to encourage and recognize employee excellence throughout the College. The committee advocates positive, community-minded engagement and shared governance throughout the College by establishing mentorship opportunities, facilitating awareness of and access to career development, recognizing employee milestones, promoting employee recognition, and facilitating employee appreciation programs.


  1. Committee Responsibilities
    1. Develop an annual plan for employee-facilitated engagement activities each year.
    2. Facilitate and promote engagement activities to foster a sense of belonging and collaboration among all employees.
    3. Facilitate an employee recognition/appreciation program that provides opportunities for recognition of all categories of employees.
    4. Promote communication about the requirements, processes and procedures for gaining recognition and career development using multiple communication mechanisms and modalities.
    5. Maintain and update a centralized online website for the Employee Excellence Committee to post information relevant to its efforts.
    6. Assess employee recognition programs annually and make recommendations for improvements or new programs.
    7. Assess employee engagement events and activities annually and make recommendations for improvements or new events and activities.
    8. Assess employee career development programs and activities annually and make recommendations for improvements or new programs and activities.
    9. Establish subcommittees as needed to complete action items.
    10. Collaborate with the Manager, Employee Communication and Engagement to achieve the goals and action items of the committee
  2. Membership
    Except where membership is defined by position title, members shall serve three-year staggered terms. This is a college-wide committee and, as such, the committee must include at least one member from each campus. Membership on the committee shall consist of the following:
    1. Two full-time faculty members
    2. One part-time faculty member
    3. One administrator
    4. Two professional staff members (includes professional staff, grades P01-P07, and technical staff, grades T01 – T06)
    5. Two career service staff members
    6. One part-time non-instructional staff member
    7. Associate Vice-President, Organizational Culture & Strategy/Title IX (ex-officio)
    8. One Seminole State Foundation representative (non-voting ex-officio)
    9. Associate Vice President of Human Resources or designee (non-voting ex-officio)
  3. Selection of Chair
     The chair of the committee shall be elected by the voting members of the committee. Elected committee chairs should be elected at least every three years.
  4. Recommendation Process
    The committee chair shall forward the recommendations of the committee through the Manager, Employee Communications and Engagement, and the Associate Vice President of Human Resources.
  5. Meeting Requirements
     The committee shall meet on a regular basis at least six times per academic year.
  6. Additional Guidelines
    1. At least one member of the committee will be trained in College website content management and be granted access to make changes recommended by the committee.
    2. Minutes of each meeting shall be recorded and posted to the Standing Committee website.
    3. The committee and members will operate in accordance with Procedure 1.0900 Standing Institutional Committees.   
Recommended byExecutive Team/CACDate 08/22/2023
Signed byPresident, Georgia L. LorenzDate 08/29/2023