Recognition and awards
A key component to motivating and retaining good employees is recognition. Recognition can take the form of a memorandum, email or handwritten note, or a more public announcement of a job well done. VCU offers a variety of reward and recognition programs for employees. Current employees and managers can log into insidehr.vcu.edu for guidelines and related forms for recognizing Classified employees and University and Academic Professionals.
Service Recognition Celebration postponed
The annual Service Recognition Celebration, which normally occurs in October, has been postponed to spring 2021 due to the current pandemic. This event is dedicated to honoring our dedicated, hardworking VCU and VCU Health employees for their years of service. As is VCU’s tradition, service pins will be issued at the time of the recognition event.
Information about the spring celebration and the nomination process for the President's Awards and Dorris Douglas Budd Award will be forthcoming. We look forward to celebrating with you in the spring.
Annual service recognition celebration
Each year, formal tribute is made acknowledging employee service (in five-year increments). 2019 marks the 48th annual service recognition celebration for VCU and VCU Health faculty and staff with 5 to 55 years of service.
The 2020 Service Recognition Celebration, which normally occurs in October, has been postponed to spring 2021 due to the current pandemic. As is VCU’s tradition, service pins will be issued at the time of the recognition event.
Service awards eligibility is calculated from award eligible service only and may not reflect an individuals total state service. For example:
- Any paid service (including hourly service) at VCU and the VCU Health System is included in calculating eligibility for recognition.
- Service earned at other state agencies/higher education institutions is not included in calculating eligibility for recognition.
Adjunct service counts towards service award eligibility. The employing department/dean's office must notify HR of the eligible service of adjunct employees. Contact Cindi Phares (contact information is below) for more information on calculating adjunct service.
Questions regarding service awards:
- For the university - contact Cindi Phares at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-1521
- For VCU Health - contact HR4U@vcuhealth.org or call 628-HR4U (4748) or toll free (844) 989-HR4U (4748)
Watch the video of 45 and 55 year service recipients from the 2019 Service Recognition Celebration.