Employee Recognition
Utah Valley University's employee recognition program provides you different opportunities for acknowledging staff members, peers and colleagues.
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"Recognition is most effective when it takes place on a regular basis and in a variety of different ways."

Employee recognition can be given in many ways - through saying thank you, giving praise, providing opportunity, or showing respect. Many studies on the work place have shown that being recognized for achievements, knowing that one's contributions matter to the organization, and the opportunity for growth and professional development have considerable impact on employee satisfaction and commitment..

UVU's Employee Recognition Program.

Recognition is most effective when it takes place on a regular basis and in a variety of different ways. It is also important that recognition activities be aligned with the culture of your unit or department. Utah Valley University's employee recognition program provides you different opportunities for acknowledging staff members, peers and colleagues.

Guiding Principles

Keep these basic principles in mind as you recognize employees.

Employee Recognition Guidelines and Suggestions 

Find ideas for informal, on the spot recognition activities for individuals, teams, and work groups.

University Recognition Awards

Each year Utah Valley University recognizes and honors faculty, staff, and students who contribute to the richness and diversity of the university community. Below is a list of formal University awards and honors. For more information click on the title to take you to the awarding entity's web site.

Service Recognition Program

The Employee Years of Service Program, administered by Human Resources, is funded by the university to show appreciation to full-time faculty and staff for continuous years of dedicated University service