UConn Health is committed to acknowledging and appreciating the great people of our organization. In keeping with this commitment, Human Resources offers a cohesive employee recognition program that enables us to acknowledge and recognize employees for their outstanding commitment and contribution to UConn Health.
When our staff and faculty are personally engaged, our organization is stronger, healthier and more productive. We invite you to join UConn Health's efforts in encouraging a culture where great work is noticed and appreciated. Start now. Who have you recognized today?
Recognition is most effective when it happens on a regular basis, by a variety of people in a many ways. To make the recognition authentic, it must be aligned with the organization’s culture. At UConn Health we offer a variety of opportunities for co-workers, peers, and leaders to participate in genuine recognition and encourage that can be customized in order to meet their needs.
Informal, on-the-spot recognition for a colleague's positive actions and building a culture of excellence. Learn More.
Formal recognition of a colleague consistently exhibiting being Part of a team, an Awesome attitude, a Wonderful Work Ethic, and Superior Service. Learn more.
HUSKY HERO AWARD
Formal recognition designation of a colleague earning a total of four PAWS Awards. Learn more.
DR. PETER J. DECKERS EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION AWARD
Formal, annual recognition of one outstanding employee consistently demonstrating specific attributes in support of the UConn Health mission. Learn more.
Individuals, leaders, and departments are encouraged to create their own spontaneous awards in the form of thank you notes, or a small token of appreciation not to exceed a value of $100 per individual, per year. Remember, authentic recognition should be immediate, meaningful, supportive, and reinforcing UConn Health’s mission.
The WOW award is an informal way to show appreciation to a fellow staff member, student, faculty member, or even a patient for going that extra mile. The WOW Award is redeemable for a coffee or a snack at any of the UConn Health cafes.
To send someone a WOW Award, complete a WOW Award Nomination Form.
The PAWS award is a formal recognition of faculty, staff or volunteer who consistently performs above and beyond the expectations of the job, exhibiting being Part of a team, an Awesome attitude, a Wonderful Work Ethic, and Superior Service.
PAWS Recipients are recognized at a PAWS reception where they receive an embroidered PAWS Sticker, a Certificate of Recognition and a five dollar lunch ticket redeemable at any of the UConn Health cafes.
To nominate an individual, complete the PAWS Award Nomination Form.
The Husky Hero designation is a formal award that a faculty, staff or volunteer earn when they are awarded four PAWS, Recipients are recognized at a PAWS reception and receive an embroidered PAWS sticker, a mounted certificate, a “Hero PAWS” pin, a $50.00 gift card, and UConn gear. Their name is engraved on the Husky Hero perpetual plaque.
The TEAM award is a formal recognition of a team effort that furthers the mission of UConn Health. During the process, the team demonstrates Togetherness, Effort, positive Attitude and Motivation. A specific outcome must have benefited the UConn Health’s mission such as but not limited to programs which had a positive impact on education, patient care or research. Teams may consist of special work groups, cross-functional work groups, task forces, special project teams, department or committees.
To nominate a team, complete the TEAM Award Nomination Form, obtain two endorsement letters from individuals who can speak to the criteria and senior leadership signature approval.
Awardees are recognized at a PAWS reception and receive the TEAM Trophy, individual certificates, and PAWS for each member of the team. The trophy is held by the team for two months and then passed along by a member of the team to the next TEAM awarded.
|PAWS RECEPTION DATES, 9:15 A.M. – 10 A.M.||LOCATION||NOMINATION DEADLINES||AWARDEES|
|Thursday, January 26, 2017||Onyiuke Dining Room||December 30||Awardees|
|Thursday, March 16, 2017||Onyiuke Dining Room||February 24||Awardees|
|Thursday, May 18, 2017||Onyiuke Dining Room||April 28||Awardees|
|Thursday, July 20, 2017||Onyiuke Dining Room||June 30||Awardees|
|Thursday, September 28, 2017||Onyiuke Dining Room||August 31||Canceled|
|Thursday, November 16, 2017||Onyiuke Dining Room||October 23|
Proudly, UConn Health has a long-standing tradition of honoring employees years of service for career commitment and dedication. Each calendar year faculty and staff are recognized when attaining a 5-year service milestone. Service recognition milestones are based on UConn Health service which is adjusted for breaks in service but is not pro-rated.
5, 10, 15 and 20 Years of Service honorees are recognized at an annual fall employee celebration.
25, 30, 35 and 40 Year of Service honorees are recognized at an employee event hosted by the Executive Vice President for Health.