4.21.1 Employee Recognition and Awards Program

A. Purpose

The purpose of the Employee Recognition and Awards Program is to build a spirit of loyalty and a deep-rooted feeling of being a part of The University of Texas at Tyler.

B. Persons Affected

All employees.

C. Definitions

N/A

D. Policy and Procedures

The Board of Regents approved “the establishment of a system program of employee recognition to develop within the ranks of employees at The University of Texas at Tyler a spirit of loyalty and a deep-rooted feeling of being a part of the institution. The program shall involve appropriate presentation of service awards in recognition of each five-year period of continuous service.”

The University of Texas at Tyler shall, through annual programs, recognize and award employees with presentations determined by each five-year period of continuous service.

PROCEDURE

  1. Tangible awards may be presented to employees in recognition of lengths of service by their department heads or the appropriate administrative official. Such awards shall not be in excess of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per employee.
  2. Eligibility for recognition shall be determined by the human resources officer based upon the service record contained in the official employee record file.

E. Responsibilities

See Policy and Procedures section.

F. Review

This policy shall be reviewed by Human Resources every five years or as legislation changes.

ORIGINALLY APPROVED: 12/01/2001 

LAST AMENDED: 04/22/2009 

REVIEWED:  AY 2014-15