University of Vermont

Division of Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs


Recognizing Staff at UVM

Staff Appreciation Week, September 11-15, 2017

Every year during September, HRDMA and the Staff Appreciation Planning Committee plan a week-long event to show appreciation to UVM's Staff. Highlights of the week typically include:

  • Social on the Green Picnic
  • 10- and 15-Year Luncheon
  • Staff Recognition Dinner
  • Staff Art Exhibit and Reception

Staff Appreciation Week 2017 details here!

See pictures from Staff Appreciation Week past and present!

Milestone Gifts

Gifts are presented to employees with 20 or more years of service who have reached milestone years.

  • 20th-V/Cat Afghan
  • 25th-Armchair or Rocker with the UVM Seal
  • 30th-Medallion Desk Box with UVM Seal
  • 35th-Crystal Clock with silver movement
  • 40th-Gold Framed Mirror with Images of the University
  • 45th-University Framed Print

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What Else Are Departments Doing?

Here are some examples of what is happening around campus:

  • Celebration of anniversaries, birthdays, milestones
  • Bulletin board reminders of upcoming birthdays, milestones, or anniversaries
  • Personal thank you letters
  • Bringing in food to share at meetings
  • Luncheons, picnics, potlucks
  • Casual dress days
  • Recognize talents and hand out awards
  • Flowers, donuts, coffee, mini-cupcakes, gift cards, welcome cards
  • Staff recognition posters
  • Recognizing staff for going above and beyond
  • Celebrating the completion of busy periods or quarters
  • Encouraging Staff members to attend University classes or functions
  • Skills Inventory to asses performance, skills, and give feedback
  • An occasional longer lunch so folks can go to the gym or for a walk
  • Staff Retreats (educational or social focus)
  • Encourage staff to take advantage of Professional Development and Training classes
  • Time off for professional development
  • Holiday parties
  • Yankee gift swap
  • Bowling
  • Wine tasting at Shelburne Vineyard
  • Tickets to events (UVM games, UVM sponsored Flynn events, Lane Series, etc.)



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