The University of Iowa

Staff Rewards and Recognition

DO YOU HAVE GREAT STAFF? IT'S TIME TO RECOGNIZE THEM!

There are many types of recognition for your outstanding employees.  Research shows that employees have different individual needs and preferences for how they like to receive recognition.  The best way to show your appreciation is to find out what it is that your deserving employee(s) want and try to select something in that type.

Two common ways to reward staff monetarily:

Exceptional Performance Awards

  • For staff who complete a large or complex, high impact project or take on additional work for an extended period, maintaining performance expectations, a lump sum award of up to 10% of their salary can be provided up to 2 times per fiscal year, 6 months apart.

SPOT Awards

  • For staff who temporarily take on additional work or go above and beyond during a time of departmental need, a lump sum of up to $150 net ($233.11 with fringe), can be awarded up to 4 times per fiscal years, 30 days apart. 

FileProvost Reward and Recognition Policy

Rewards and Recognition - HR Resources

  • Campus Awards
  • Staff Appreciation Grants
  • Program Creation

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