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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 Spot Award, as part of Berkeley’s Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Awards Program.
The nomination period for the current round of Spot Awards is now open and nominations will be accepted between now and Monday, December 4th. Final decisions will be made on Friday, December 15th. It’s easy to nominate someone; just send the nomination form to email@example.com. 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.
(New!) Based on feedback we’ve collected about ways to expand recognition to more individuals, we’re making a change this year (2017-18) and suspending Achievement Awards. Instead, CSS will be using the full recognition budget exclusively for Spot Awards. Spot Awards ($500) are intended to recognize 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. They are typically awarded quarterly.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.