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Staff Service Anniversary Recognition Program


The University of Cincinnati's Staff Service Anniversary Recognition Program is an important component of our overall recognition process.  We encourage managers to take an active part in expressing appreciation and gratitude for his/her employee's enduring commitment, dedication, and contributions to the ongoing success of UC’s mission and vision. 

Purpose

The Service Anniversary Recognition Program is designed to recognize and express gratitude to staff members who have contributed many years of dedicated service to the University of Cincinnati.

Eligibility

Regular exempt and non-exempt employees with at least 5 years of eligible service to UC are qualified to participate in the program. Employees are eligible to select a gift beginning at the 5-year milestone and at 5-year intervals thereafter. Employees will also receive an appreciation lapel pin.

Employees also receive an acrylic frame to display their service anniversary certificate for major milestone anniversaries (10-year, 25-year, or 40-year.)

Service Award Process

Manager Responsibilities
  • Manager notification emails are sent to the employee’s manager or business administrator 7 to 10 days prior to staff anniversary dates. This email contains the employee’s name, anniversary date, and interactive links where managers have access to e-cards and online presentation training. These tools will allow managers to make the employee’s anniversary memorable.
  • You may also access the interactive recognition tools for ecards and presentation training.
  • Managers also receive an appreciation lapel pin to present to employees on their milestone anniversary
Employee Responsibilities
  • An email is sent to the employee on his/her anniversary providing details to select a gift online.
  • If the employee does not select a gift, reminder emails are sent after 30, 60 and 75 days.
  • If the employee does not follow the instructions in the email and select a gift, a default gift will be sent to the employee.

Questions?

Q:  My gift was damaged; what do I do?
A:  Contact TharpeRobbins Customer Service via phone or email (see below).

Q: How can I receive more specific details about a gift selection?
A: If you would like more specific details about your gift selection please contact TharpeRobbins Customer Service.

Q: Can I change my gift selection after placing an order?
A: A gift can be exchanged or returned for full credit if returned in its original packaging, and in saleable condition.  A partial credit will be issued if returned without original packaging or in a non-saleable condition. 

Q: How do I return a gift that I received?
A: If you would like to return a gift you have received for any reason, simply call (800)370-7961 to speak with a Returns Expeditor who will explain the return process.

Any additional questions, concerns or issues with an ordered service gift should be directed to Ashley Warren our dedicated customer service representative via phone or email:

The TharpeRobbins Company
Ashley Warren

149 Crawford Road
Statesville, NC 28625
Phone: (800) 370-7961
Fax: (704) 872-3652
ASHLEYWARREN
@tharperobbins.com

All other recognition related questions should be directed to the HR Leadership Development department via phone or email:

Additional Recognition and Reward Resources

Managers can recognize and reward employees throughout the year in various ways, such as taking them to lunch, giving gifts or gift cards, etc.

Managers can also use the UC-branded certificate to present to their employee:

Below are several suggestions of ways to recognition and reward employees using resources available at the university:

  • Purchase a gift card or a UC logo gift at the UC Bookstore
  • Purchase tickets to a UC athletic event
  • Purchase tickets to a CCM event
  • Purchase a massage or fitness program from Campus Recreation
  • Provide lunch at UC locations such as Kingsgate Caminetto or Mick and Mack's, etc.
  • Be creative!

UC Financial Policy

It is the responsibility of the manager and employee to know and follow the UC financial policies.  Refer to the University Financial Policy 3.3.1 and complete the form, Reporting Cash Equivalent and Taxable Non-Cash Rewards/Bonuses to Payroll, when appropriate.