As part of CSS’ commitment to focus on our staff, we want to continue to recognize our staff for exemplary behaviors and reward them for outstanding performance and dedication to our clients, campus partners, and to each other. We embody a culture of recognition, both informal and formal:
- It’s easy to recognize someone by taking a moment to personalize and give them a thank you card. Drop by the display on the 3rd floor, in front of office #305 and pick up a supply. If you’re unable to drop by in person, email: email@example.com.
- Use the “High Fives” Program to nominate a colleague to receive a $25.00 Amazon gift card. Your nomination can be submitted by clicking on this link and taking a few moments to fill out the form.
More formal ways:
If you’d like to reward someone at CSS – for a larger achievement (whether you work at CSS or work at a unit on campus), consider nominating them for a STAR Award. There are two types of these monetary awards:
- Spot Awards ($500) For exemplary performance and contributions to a specific project or task in a relatively short time period while demonstrating Berkeley’s Operating Principles for administrative operations. Typically awarded quarterly.
- Achievement Awards ($2,000) For sustained, exceptional performance and/or significant contributions over an extended period of time that represent a major portion of the employee’s area of responsibilities including performance/project goals above and beyond normal performance expectations. Typically awarded annually.
The nomination period for the current round of Spot Awards and our only round of Achievement Awards for 2017 is now closed. Final decisions have been made and are currently being announced. Nominations for the next round is scheduled for August ~ stay tuned! It’s easy to nominate someone; just send the nomination form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations should include detailed descriptions of the accomplishments and how it connects to the UC Berkeley Operating Principles. If you have additional questions, send a note to the email address above.
Background information: Together, the Spot and Achievement Awards make up the “Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Awards” program. The UC Berkeley Human Resources (HR) website contains a full summary of the Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Awards, including Criteria & Eligibility, Nomination Forms, and FAQ’s
Do you have additional questions? send a quick note to: email@example.com.