Departmental Recognition Programs Across Campus
Listed below are some programs initiated at the department level.
If you have questions, please contact the person noted.
Recognition is a terrible thing to waste.
Recognize staff for voluntary contributions to public good for humanitarian, civic, or other service to the UI, local, regional, national or international community performance on a voluntary basis. The person is recognized at Staff Recognition Reception and receives award and perhaps “gold star”. Awardees added to CLAS web pages/ HR web pages.
STAR Volunteer Award
Contact: Nancy Fick, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Target or Goal Accomplished
Wii game available for supervisor to use with their team when specific targets/goals have been reached. For employees to leave their unit and just have FUN for a half hour.
Contact: Ray Haas, Patient Financial Services
State Hygienic Lab has these recognition opportunities
- Applause-Applause: Recognition for above and beyond
- Onward-Upward: Recognition for project completions
- CQI (Continuous Quality Improvement): Recognition for process improvement
- Memorial Awards:
Duncan Walker Award - For Sincerity, Integrity, Commitment and Respect for Diversity
Gene Ronald Award - Goes to High Achieving Student
Hausler Award - Lifetime of Achievement Award
Contact: Pat Kosier, State Hygienic Lab
University Human Resources has these recognition opportunities:
- Consistent Performer: “Steady Betty/Eddy”
Work consistently performed in exemplary fashion, with minimal direction and undeniable dedication to contributing to the workplace on a daily basis. Can be counted on to be at work, devote full effort, and complete work on time with a personally positive approach to the workplace.
- Innovation: “Doing it Better” Award
Improvement or introduction of a product or process that is sustainable, constitutes a new approach or “out-of-the-box” thinking, may improve efficiency, save costs, increase customer satisfaction, change how a job gets done or how a unit works together, or enhance work relationships.
- Customer Satisfaction: “Beyond Expectations” Award
Focus on external customer service. Effort beyond expectations; e.g., may be in anticipation of someone’s needs, rather than a response to specific request. Demonstrates initiative by linking someone to resources that allow the person to meet their needs independently in the future and walks them through it; i.e., teaches the person to fish instead of fishing for him/her.
Procedures: University Human Resources staff nominate a coworker or team, describing the consistent performance, innovation, or customer service performance observed, providing enough detail that someone unfamiliar with the situation can understand the circumstances and short-term and/or long-term outcome.In addition, University Human Resources has traveling plaques awarded to a UHR employee or employee group that demonstrate each of the Universal Competencies:
- Positive Impact/Achieving Results
- Service Excellence/Customer Focus
- Collaboration and Embracing Diversity
Contact: Judie Hermsen, University Human Resources
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Page last updated April 2013
Questions? Email Candace Peters or call 335-2260.