Rewards and recognition provide an effective way of encouraging higher levels of performance from employees. Taking time to recognize employee achievements lets employees know that they are valued and are an important part of UC Riverside. Recognition is a great esteem builder and can help create workplace loyalty and build a sense of community.
UCR recognition programs have been created to give managers and supervisors the tools they need to effectively recognize and reward the accomplishments of their staff.
Employee Recognition Programs
Staff & Faculty Program
The Chancellor’s Recognition of Staff & Faculty Service Program is offered to recognize the dedication and service of staff, faculty and other eligible academic personnel (all non-student academic title series that accrue service credit are eligible). Each service award bears the insignia of the University of California, Riverside and is exclusive to the years of service milestone that has been achieved.
For more information, visit the Chancellor's Recognition of Staff & Faculty Service Program webpage.
& Recognition Plan
Policy-covered career PSS employees and MSP employees, as well as exclusively represented employees in the Clerical unit (CX) are eligible for a recognition award under the Staff Appreciation and Recognition Plan if, at the time of the award, they:
The following types of appointments are eligible to participate in STAR at UC Riverside, provided that they meet the above requirements:
For more information review the current UCR STAR Plan Guidelines and the Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Plan Nomination Form.
Policy-covered and represented employees (including career, contract, per diem, limited and casual restricted appointments) may be provided non-cash awards in recognition of noteworthy work-related accomplishments. Non-cash employee recognition awards are meant to be occasional and therefore must be presented to an employee on an infrequent basis. An employee should not receive more than three such awards in a calendar year. Such awards must be presented on a basis that does not favor highly compensated employees. Examples include:
These awards are governed by University Policy BFB-G-41 “Employee Non-Cash Awards and Other Gifts” and are allowable under IRS regulations as non-taxable "de minimis" gifts if provided within the policy restrictions and limitations.
Staff Assembly Sponsored
Staff Recognition Programs
Staff Assembly sponsors both formal and informal recognition programs. These programs allow the efforts of talented staff to be showcased.
Outstanding Staff and Staff Who Make a Difference Awards
Get Recognized Peer Recognition Program
People Helping People
R'Day Spirit Photo
|The Retirement Gift Program is designed to provide recognition to employees who have served the university with pride and dedication and who have completed 5 or more years of University service at one-half time or more. UCR congratulates these employees for their valuable contributions and wishes them the best as they embark on their new endeavors. The customized program provides carefully crafted awards and hand-selected items through O.C. Tanner’s exclusive symbols of appreciation. Visit the Retirement Gift Program webpage.|