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Employee Recognition

Join IT Services, where your hard work and contributions are appreciated and rewarded. 

IT Services believes in recognizing and honoring staff for going above and beyond to achieve the missions of the university and department. We strive to recognize staff in a timely manner for both one-time achievements and also for sustained performance. 

STAR Award. Employee incentive awards recognize and reward excellence in university service; recognizing and rewarding significant achievements and contributions; and recognizing and rewarding outstanding individual and team contributions.  

Make a Difference Award. Designed to quickly recognize and reward deeds and accomplishments performed with exceptional speed, with a special quality and/or under difficult or unusual circumstances. Examples include completing projects with critical and/or exceptionally short due dates, stepping up to assist a co-worker who required your expertise, or making notable cost-saving recommendations. Nominations are accepted on a rolling basis and awarded monthly.

We're Better Together Award. Designed to award groups of staff (and potentially key customers) at the end of a project. For groups with fewer opportunities to participate on projects, managers may hold one appreciation event each fiscal year. Examples of celebrations include a lunch (preferably on campus or at a modest off-campus establishment), a party with refreshments provided, and an ice cream social at the Faculty Club.

Inclusive Excellence Award. This award recognizes a staff member who demonstrates exemplary leadership that manifests the ideals of diversity, equity and inclusion into practical action. Recipients may demonstrate this commitment across a range of possibilities: student or staff-centered inclusion initiatives; efforts to support recruitment and retention of staff and/or students; multicultural programming or related initiatives; community outreach activities; or addressing issues found on campus.

Think Like An Entrepreneur Award. This individual award recognizes employees whose achievements promote excellence, creativity through extraordinary innovation. The extraordinary innovation must directly or indirectly impact, or continue to impact, an area or function critical to learning and/or organizational work.

Professional Development Program. IT Services encourages the development of staff in pursuing their passions. Professional development is intended to enhance staff effectiveness and productivity, develop new skills and knowledge. Professional development can also assist in career development for upward or lateral reclassification, as well as succession planning efforts.