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Types of Awards

The Office of Human Resources administers a central account for the Staff Recognition Award Program. Funds are allocated in July (beginning of the fiscal year) to each vice president and dean based on the number of full-time and part-time staff in each area. Funds not used in one fiscal year may not be rolled into the new fiscal year’s allocations.

An award given to an individual for a significant achievement completed on their own.

Recommendations of Level of Accomplishment Award Amount
One-time contribution of an individual helping another or taking on additional tasks for a limited amount of time (typically several weeks to a month) $300 to $500
Serving as a key member on a team implementing a new system and going above and beyond $500 - $750
Improving an overall process for a unit within a department (typically at least several weeks of work) $500 - $1,000
Improving an overall process for a unit within a department (typically at least several weeks of work) $500 - $1,000
Improving an overall university process (typically several months of work) $1,000 - $2,000
Going above and beyond in leading the implementation of a new departmental system $1,000 - $2,000
Filling in for a staff vacancy for 1-3 months (amount should vary by job) $1,000 - $2,500
Going above and beyond in leading the implementation of a university-wide system $1,500 - $3,000
Filling in for a staff vacancy for 3-6 months (amount should vary by job) $2,500 - $5,000