The Information Technology Division of Weber State University is dedicated to the enhancement of workplace performance through recognition and positive reinforcement. Strategic and consistent use of recognition, reward and praise throughout an organization has proven to be instrumental in reducing turnover, increasing productivity and creating a positive work environment. Research has shown that employees that are recognized on a regular basis will promote organizational values and objectives, encourage positive behavior, increase productivity and customer satisfaction, and increase employee retention (Gallup Study 1999).
Employee recognition is key to addressing the demographic, economic and diversity challenges that the IT division faces in retaining and motivating employees.
To recognize and reward employees in the Information Technology division for doing an outstanding job aligned with the IT division and WSU goals. The program will provide meaningful reward and recognition to IT employees in support of the goals of the IT division.
|Awards and Eligibility:|
IT Most Valuable Player (MVP) – awarded annually to a salaried employee of the IT division. All full-time employees including supervisors, are eligible. Recipient will receive a gift certificate worth $100, a recognition plaque and will be honored at the IT division meeting.
IT All-Star Team – awarded annually to a formal and informal team (e.g., project team, team working to solve a problem) of two or more full-time and/or part-time employees. Recipients will receive a recognition plaque, gift certificate ($200 total for the team) and will be honored at the IT division meeting.
Sixth Player Award – awarded each annually to the division's most valuable student employee. Recipients will receive a gift certificate worth $50, recognition plaque and will be honored at the IT division meeting.
External Contributor Award – awarded annually to a WSU employee external to the IT division who has made a significant contribution towards the achievements of the division. Recipients will receive a gift certificate worth $50, recognition plaque and will be honored at the IT division meeting.
All of the above award recipients will be recognized in the following month’s IT’s News publication.
Peer Awards (PAWS) – an immediate award that an IT employee uses to recognize a peer (including full-time, part-time, and student employees). IT employees will keep a semi-annual log sheet documenting the PAWS awards they have given out. Recipients will be recognized at the IT monthly SnackBytes meeting. After an employee receives 3 PAWS awards they can redeem them for $10 on their WildCard.
IT MVP/All-Star Team/Sixth Player Awards - A selection committee will make the award selections. The committee will be comprised of one member from each department in the IT division (the Web and VP of IT Office staff will be combined). Each member will be a previous award recipient from their department. The committee will be facilitated by a non-voting IT manager. The selection committee will be rotated each time according to the previous awards, with the facilitator remaining the same. The deadline for submissions is 4 weeks before the award presentation. The selection committee will meet 2 weeks before the presentation to select the winners.
External Contributor Award - The IT Council will select the External Contributor Award recipient.
PAWS - Each IT employee is given ten (10) PAWS each year to award to their peers at their discretion.
Nominations may be submitted by IT employees and all WSU employees outside the division. All nominations will be acknowledged and reviewed by the Selection Committee.
The nomination forms can be found at https://docs.google.com/a/weber.edu/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEh4MWJBcGtneE4tTmN2SktfQ0F0YkE6MQ#gid=0
These awards recognize superior work in support of the following IT Goals.
Excellence in Customer Service
Excellence in Teamwork
Excellence in Communication
Excellence in General Operations
Excellence in Planning & Project Management
- IT Division
- Vice President for Information Technology
- 2011 - 2016 Strategic Plan
- IT Division Policy, Planning and Assessment
- Campus Technology Coordinators
- Employee Exemplary Awards Program
- IT Division Organization Chart
- Contact IT