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Recognizing Staff at UVM

Staff Appreciation Week

Every year during September, HRS plans a week-long event to show  appreciation to UVM's Staff. Highlights of the week typically include:

  • Annual Picnic on the Green
  • 10-year Luncheon
  • Staff Recognition Dinner
  • Culture Awareness Day
  • Staff Art-Show

Milestone Gifts

Each year at the Staff Recognition Dinner, gifts are presented to employees who have reached milestone years:

  • 20th-Engraved Pen and Pencil Set
  • 25th-University Captain's Chair or Rocker
  • 30th-University Keepsake Box
  • 35th-Clock
  • 40th-Lamp with UVM seal
  • 45th-Mirror with Images of the University

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What Else Are Departments Doing?

Here are some examples of what is happening around campus:

  • Celebration of birthdays, milestones, anniversaries
  • Bringing in food to share at meetings
  • Casual dress days
  • Staff Retreats (educational or social focus)
  • Recognize talents and hand out awards
  • Luncheons, picnics, potlucks
  • Staff recognition posters
  • Recognizing staff for going above and beyond
  • Wine tasting at Shelburne Vineyard
  • "Free" vacation days
  • Tickets to events
  • Encouraging Staff members to attend University classes or functions
  • Holiday parties
  • Skills Inventory to asses performance, skills, and give feedback
  • Allowing flex-time and tele-commuting
  • Personal thank you letters
  • Bulletin boards reminders of upcoming birthdays, milestones, or anniversaries
  • An occasional longer lunch so folks can go to the gym or for a walk
  • Time off for professional development
  • Encourage individuals take advantage of training through HRS Learning Services
  • Yankee gift swap
  • Bowling
  • Flowers, donuts, coffee, mini-cupcakes, gift cards, welcome cards
  • Allowing days off to volunteer for Hurricane Irene Relief
  • Celebrating the completion of busy periods or quarters

Last modified October 17 2012 03:46 PM