Human Resources

Otter Strength Awards

Recognize an Otter

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This program is a new way for us to recognize our colleagues and peers who exemplify one of the nine core Cal State Monterey Bay values, and it is easy to nominate a staff, faculty, or MPP who exemplifies one of these values. 

The nine values are:

  • Student-centeredness
  • Intellectual Curiosity
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Integrity, Accountability, and Mutual Respect
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Service and Civic Engagement
  • Sustainability
  • Global Orientation
  • Health and Wellness

Everyone who is nominated will receive an Otter Strength Award certificate via email and a sticker, with their manager and HR notified of the award. Those who are nominated will be eligible for random drawings throughout the year. Then, once a month, HR will select up to five Otters to be highlighted on the Otter Strength Awards program website and recognized in a new section of Inside CSUMB. HR will review all submissions and then will select those to be recognized at random.

To nominate a colleague and share how they regularly exemplify one of our nine core values, click the ‘Recognize an Otter’ button.


Otter Nominee Spotlight

Please note that the spotlight nominations represent only a fraction of the incredible nominations we received. Check out the randomly selected spotlight nominations for the month below.

Otter Strength Nominations