UC Davis Employee Recognition Programs

  • UC Davis Staff Appreciation and Recognition plan (STAR)  The purpose of the STAR Award is to recognize employees who have gone “above and beyond” in support of the campus’ core values.  Eligibility includes policy-covered career employees, career MSP employees and career CX employees.  There is no central source funding for the program on the Davis campus so awards must be paid through existing division and department budgets.   STAR Award may not exceed 10% of the employee's base salary or $10,000, whichever amount is lower. 
  • Service and Retirement Awards The Davis campus provides service and retirement awards to their employees.  Each campus department/ departmental HR or operational unit is responsible for processing these awards for their employees.  The FOA Vice Chancellor’s Office is responsible for managing the Service and Retirement Awards Program for all FOA departments.
  • Finance, Operations and Administration (FOA) employees only: Customer Service Champion Award AND Spot Awards
  • Chancellor Staff Excellence Award – Chancellor Gary S. May created these awards so that staff and faculty can recognize staff who consistently go above and beyond in the workplace while exhibiting the core values affirmed in our Principles of Community