An award may be considered for an employee’s performance or contribution that is generally beyond his/her normal job responsibility and involves a special effort or significant accomplishment of particular benefit to the company.
The following are some examples:
There are four categories of awards:
1. Commendation Letter
Managers are encouraged to recognize extraordinary contributions of their employees through verbal compliments and letters of commendation. The letter should describe the contribution of the employee and express the manger’s appreciation of a job well done. Commendation letters should be made a part of the employee’s performance record. No prior approvals are required. No specific criteria are prescribed, but discretion must be used.
2. Individual Achievement Award
Employees will be presented with a company certificate/plaque and will receive publicity through the company newsletter and the bulletin board. The certificate will be presented in a group meeting by the employee’s manager.
This award is intended for an unusual contribution beyond the normal job requirements, resulting in a clear and significant benefit to the department.
3. Management Award
The employee will be presented with a company award certificate/plaque and will receive publicity through the company newsletter and the bulletin board. The certificate will be presented in a group meeting by the Department Head.
This award is intended for a contribution that is clearly unusual or unique and has an impact on overall company performance or reputation. It should also include significant improvement in quality and company performance, or reduction in costs.
4. CEO Award
The employee will receive a company award certificate / plaque to be presented by the CEO at the start of a regularly scheduled staff meeting in the presence of all Department Heads. There will also be appropriate publicity through the company newsletter and the bulletin board.
The CEO may approve a certain cash reward for the employee based on Employee Recognition Committee recommendation for significant achievement performed by the employee.
This is the highest level of award reserved for only the highest level of contributions involving a major impact on company performance, reputation, earnings, or quality.
Employee Recognition Committee
The Employee Recognition Committee and will review all nominations to ensure that awards are approved on a consistent basis both in terms of employee contribution and distribution of awards across all departments.