Outstanding Owls - New Staff Recognition Program

We all know that Temple Employees are the best…hardworking, collaborative, and always willing to go the extra mile. Although this work is always appreciated, sometimes it can feel as though it goes unnoticed. 

To recognize the exemplary performance of Temple staff, HR is excited to announce Temple University's new staff recognition program, Outstanding Owls.  The Outstanding Owls Program allows employees to recognize and nominate colleagues for the everyday actions that embody the spirit of employment at Temple.

Recognition Categories

Nominated staff will be recognized for outstanding performance in one of four categories:

  1. Collaboration and Teamwork
  2. Customer Service
  3. Above and Beyond
  4. Leadership

How to nominate an Outstanding Owl

  • Log in to TUportal (tuportal.temple.edu/)
  • Select "Staff Tools" tab
  • Scroll down to "University Forms
    and type "Human Resources" in the "Search:" field box
  • Choose Employee Recognition Request
  • Under "Menu Options", select "Create New" to submit your nomination

Selection Process

Quarterly, beginning July 1, 2022, committees of representatives from HR and other departments, schools and colleges across the university will review all nominations and select an Outstanding Owl for recognition in one of the four categories listed above.

Winners in each category will be eligible for a selection of rewards to be announced. 

All nominees will be notified via email and recognized in the TUportal Spotlight. Selected winners will receive a reward and will be mentioned in the TUportal spotlight and in the tHRive newsletter.

First Quarter        06/17/2022
Second Quarter   09/16/2022
Third Quarter      12/16/2022
Fourth Quarter    03/17/2022

Contact Us

If you have any question regarding the Outstanding Owl Program, send an email to bestowls@temple.edu.