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Employee Recognition

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Effective Date: 
March 1, 1991
Last Revised Date: 
July, 2006
Policy Number: 
CSM 417.0
Responsible Unit: 
Human Resources


The University supports recognition of outstanding employee contributions at all organizational levels. Departments, colleges, and divisions are encouraged to develop their own employee recognition programs to complement university-level programs. Activities for such departmental recognition programs are especially encouraged during Employee Recognition Week, held each year in the month of April. Resources are available at the Employee Recognition web page.

Compensatory (taxable) awards paid for by the University must be for achievements related to activities over and above assigned responsibilities (i.e., extra activities). Employees who perform normally assigned responsibilities at an exceptional level are not eligible for compensatory recognition awards but may be eligible for legislated merit increases or other types of recognition.

Revision History*

03/07/2024: Corrected link to Employee Recognition webpage.

12/01/2023: Updated responsible unit email address.

July 2006


* Please note that sections titled Frequently Asked Questions, Sources, Related Information, and Revision History are provided solely for the convenience of users and are not part of the official University policy.

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