Establishment of a Public Service Award for CSU Graduates Serving as State Capitol Staff

AS-2602-03/FGA - May 6-7, 2003


RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate of the California State University (CSU) institute a public service award that may be given each year to graduates of the CSU engaged in work in the state capitol as staff to legislative offices/committees for outstanding service in support of higher education; and be it further

RESOLVED: That this award be called the Distinguished Legislative Staff Award; and be it further

RESOLVED: That ordinarily this award be presented to the honorees in connection with the annual Academic Senate CSU Legislative Day events in Sacramento; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Fiscal and Governmental Affairs Committee of the Academic Senate CSU assume responsibility for
(1) developing the guidelines for implementing the award and
(2) overseeing its implementation on an annual basis; and be it further

RESOLVED: That formal conferral of the award be made by Senate resolution.

RATIONALE: The staff employed in the capitol provide the public with a service that largely goes unnoticed. With, at times, the lions share of the work on matters ranging from the logistics for meetings to crafting language for legislation being done by staff it is important to recognize and reward those doing outstanding work in service to the state and its residents. With significant numbers of our graduates engaged in public service in the state's capitol, our initiation of this award would not only give us an opportunity to honor each year one of our graduates but also afford us a unique opportunity to develop and maintain stronger ties with our graduates.


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