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Staff Appreciation Fall 2022!

A time to join your campus friends, colleagues, and leaders to celebrate those who are reaching annual milestones, and to recognize the dedication and hardwork our campus community continues to uphold to ensure the UVM mission continues and our employees are happy, healthy, and appreciated!


Staff Milestone Recognition Video - 2022

Celebrating Staff Milestones for 2021

Show Staff Appreciation All Year Long!

Our staff is our most important resource, helping us maintain our mission and meet our goals to educate and enlighten!  Now more than ever, it is important to rally together and commit to honor our staff by showing our appreciation for one another.  Here are some simple ways we all can help celebrate employee excellence any time of year:

  • Say "thank you" in-person or send a nice thank you letter or note.  It's an easy and meaningful gesture of appreciation that means a lot.
  • Timely recognize achievements.  Don't wait for annual recognition events - acknowledge employee achievements immediately.
  • Utilize the Staff Spotlight Webform right on this web page! It's quick and easy and it lets everyone know how great UVM staff are.
  • Set calendar reminders for upcoming birthdays, milestones, or anniversaries and acknowledge them on those days.
  • Host a casual dress day or theme day (Ex: GO CATAMOUNTS! Wear green and gold days!).
  • Encourage staff to go outside for a walk or stretch periodically (it does the body, and mind, good!).
  • Host Staff Retreats (educational or social focus) in-person or via MS Teams.
  • Allow staff to participate in Professional Development and Training classes.
  • Keep your team connected!  Disengagement and disconnection is a real downer!  Get together with remote employees on MS Teams regularly to share projects, news, and just check in with one another.
  • Keep abreast of and announce Staff Council and Employee Wellness activities!  They are fun and easy ways to keep us connected.  

Staff Appreciation Information & History

For years, UVM has had a tradition of celebrating staff during Staff Appreciation Week.  In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the traditions but not the University's deep appreciation for the hardworking employees that keep operations running smoothly. 

Members of the Staff Appreciation Committee continue to work hard to ensure all staff are acknowledged with an annual Social on the Green and that staff celebrating milestones are recognized for their years of service to UVM.  Now, instead of holding recognition luncheons and dinners for staff celebrating 10, 15, 20, and 25+ milestones, these employees receive a choice of special gift cards either to the Farmhouse  Group (supporting local) or VISA gift cards.  This allows staff for greater flexibility in meeting their personal preferences.  In addition, staff celebrating 20+ years of service to the university are able to select a special gift from a catalog featuring hundreds of quality items (via Awards Network).  

We continue to appreciate the ongoing commitment of UVM staff and thank all staff members for their patience as we make our way back to campus and continue to celebrate our staff traditions.  

Staff Appreciation Video & Photo Archives

Celebrating Staff Milestones for 2021

Words of Thanks from President Garimella to UVM Staff



Staff Appreciation Event Photos from Previous Years

Rally Cat

Staff Resources

UVM has terrific resources available to employees from discounts to wellness!  Check them out at the following sites:

Staff Council

UVM Employee Wellness


Contact Us

Let Human Resource Services be a resource to you!  Reach out to us for more information about Benefits, Professional Development and Training, Employee Wellness, and other services for employees.

E-Mail:  HRSInfo@uvm.edu

Phone: 802-656-3150

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