Consider nominating your staff, co-worker, or supervisor for the highest honour a staff member can obtain at UW: Honorary Member of the University. This award is intended to recognize the individual upon their retirement, for outstanding service to the university as a whole, not limited to one department or faculty.
Competing for jobs internally gives you advantages: you know the institution well, and you already have contacts and a reputation here.
Internal competitions can also trip up some candidates, however. When you know UW well and have built a good name and network here, it is easy to fall into the trap of under-researching and under-communicating during the job competition.
I would like to remind all USG support staff (including Housekeepers and Janitors) at UW that the deadline for applying for funds from the Special Initiative Fund (SIF) is fast approaching. All applications must be received by 4:30pm on March 31, 2010.