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Spontaneous and Peer/Manager Recognition

Spontaneous Recognition

The Spontaneous Recognition program at the UConn Health seeks to applaud achievements, and create a culture of recognition in our workplace. This approach provides recognition at any time for demonstration of behaviors and values of the organization, contributions to the goals and objectives of the organization or department and to acknowledge individual or team accomplishments. This form of recognition creates positive communication, personal interaction and meaningful recognition throughout the organization.

  • WOW Award
    On the spot appreciation to a staff member, colleague, student, faculty member or volunteer for a job well done.

Peer/Manager Recognition

The Peer/Manager Recognition approach at UConn Health is characterized by pre-arranged, more frequently scheduled ways of acknowledging contributions and accomplishments of an individual or team. This level of recognition has been developed to provide frequent opportunities for employees to be valued and appreciated in the workplace.

  • PAWS Award
    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.
  • Husky Hero Award
    Recognition for an individual earning a total of four PAWS Awards.
  • TEAM Award
    Recognition of a team effort that that furthers the mission of UConn Health. During the process the team demonstrates Togetherness, Effort, positive,  Attitude and Motivation.

About the Pride in People Subcommittee

In an effort to promote a progressive and respectful workplace, the Pride in People subcommittee of Know Better Place develops, implements, and maintains programs that recognize UConn Health employees for positive behaviors.

In addition to the aforementioned programs, this subcommittee oversees the New Employee Program in order to enrich the orientation experience of new employees. Co-chaired by Kathy Wiggins and Margo Granger, the Pride in People subcommittee maintains representation from across the organization.

Employees interested in serving on this subcommittee are asked to email employees@uchc.edu.

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