Administrative Improvement Awards

The Administrative Improvement Awards recognize outstanding work at UW-Madison in process redesign/development or customer service that resulted in improved efficiency, increased revenue channels, cost savings or improved service delivery. All current Academic Staff, University Staff, faculty, limited employees, and student employees who perform this work are eligible for the award. The award may go to an individual or team.

Nominations will be accepted until Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 5 p.m. CST.

Nominations will be reviewed by UW-Madison employees who have received the award in the past, administrators, and subject matter experts in improvement and innovations efforts. Recipients will be recognized at the Administrative Improvement Awards reception following the Showcase event on Tuesday, March 8.

Questions about the Administrative Improvement Awards should be directed to the Office of Finance and Administration at

Submit a Nomination

Review the 2022 AIA Nomination Guidelines prior to beginning the nomination process.  Please use the link below to submit your nomination by Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 5 p.m. CST.

Nomination Form

Previous Recipients

UW-Madison launched the award for excellence in administrative work in 2013. Click on the years listed below to read about past award winners: