Rewards & Recognition Links
- Champions of Diversity Program. The Champions of Diversity pin is presented to individuals in recognition of ongoing commitment and efforts toward promoting and increasing diversity at UCSF.
- Chancellor’s Award for Exceptional University Management. This award recognizes outstanding University service among those who have the responsibility to supervise, guide, and lead others. As the University’s success is founded upon the contributions of the people who work at UCSF, effective management of this precious resource - our people - is a critical skill to be nurtured and recognized.
- Chancellor’s Award for Exceptional University Service. The purpose of the Chancellor’s Award for Exceptional University Service is to recognize and reward outstanding University service among non-supervisory and non-academic staff.
- Chancellor’s Award for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and/or Transgender (GLBT) Leadership. This award recognizes contributions to the advancement of GLBT communities at UCSF. Each year three individuals (one faculty / academic, one staff, one student / resident / postdoctoral scholar) will be selected.
- Chancellor’s Award for Public Service. This award recognizes and rewards those faculty, students, and staff of UCSF who have performed extraordinary community service.
- Chancellor’s Award for the Advancement of Women. This award recognizes contributions to the advancement of women at UCSF. Each year three individuals (one faculty / academic, one staff, one student / resident / postdoctoral scholar) will be selected.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award. This award recognizes extraordinary leadership and inspiration in furthering the goal of achieving ethnic diversity within the UCSF community.
- Employee Recognition Funds for Medical Center Employees and for Campus Employees. Employee recognition funds are intended to recognize a high standard of performance which attributes to achieving unit, departmental or organization mission, vision, values and goals over an extended time period or is “special” recognition for a particular event. Employee recognition awards not covered by the IAP programs.
- Performance Award. The Performance Award recognizes employees who have demonstrated outstanding individual and/or team performance. In addition, it provides for employee development opportunities which will enable an employee or groups of employees to function more effectively on the job and/or enhance an employee’s advancement within the University.
- Pride Awards at the Medical Center. Recognizes staff and managers who continuously demonstrate Medical Center core values: professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity, and excellence. Awards are monthly: Photo & description on PRIDE poster; 1 mo parking or transport or equiv + PRIDE certificate. One annual award @ $2,500.
- Retirement Gifts. Employees who retire with at least five years of service will receive a retirement gift. The Campus program provides a gift for employees who retire, and adds a gift and recognition for faculty who retire. Human Resources identifies recipients and then forwards out notification and gift options to eligible employee’s home address. Service award recognition will be four times a year. (see, Rewards & Recognition Toolkit)
- School of Medicine Staff Achievement and Recognition Program (STAR). This program empowers supervisors and managers with robust tools for rewarding and honoring staff efforts. Awards are linked with the performance of individual or groups of employees. STAR includes Super star Awards, Training & Development Star Awards, Tier One and Tier Two Performance Awards.
There are three types of Service Credit at UCSF:
UCSF Milestone Service Award Program*
- Service is calculated based on the UCSF most recent date of hire/transfer.
- Qualifying service excludes time prior to a break in service at UCSF and excludes service at other campuses; does not include leaves without pay.
UC Employment Service Credit
- Service is calculated monthly based on UC service.
- A month on pay status at one-half time or more is counted as a month of qualifying service, and a quadriweekly cycle on pay status at one-half time or more is counted as a quadriweekly cycle of qualifying service (reduced by unpaid leaves of absence).
- Service need not be continuous to be counted.
- Qualifying service includes staff and academic service at the University; service for the State of California (including Hastings College of The Law), the Department of Energy Laboratories, and the California State University; and military leave from the same institutions.
UC Retirement Plan Service
- Service is calculated based UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) membership and accrues in direct proportion to regular paid time.
- UCRP membership begins on the first day of an eligible appointment - an appointment that is at least 50 percent time or more on a fixed or variable basis for one year or longer.
- Service need not be continuous to be counted.
- Qualifying service includes UCRP service from all campuses; does not include leaves without pay (Reciprocal agreements may be applicable for service at CalPERS and/or CalSTRS)
*The Campus began the Milestone Service Award Program in July of 2003 and it is centrally managed by Human Resources. The date used for determining years of service is based on the most recent hire date as listed in the OLPPS IGEN screen. Employees that reach a 5 year Milestone at UCSF are sent a 5 year pin and then receive a new service pin with every five years of service. Employees that reach milestones of 10 years or more are able to choose from a selection of gifts in addition to a pin. Awards are based on ‘UCSF’ service and excludes prior service from other campuses as well as leaves without pay. Human Resources is responsible for identifying recipients and sending notification and gift options to eligible employees’ home addresses. While Human Resources determines eligibility for Milestone Service recognition, departments are required to calculate Employment Service for purposes of vacation accrual using the existing methodology. If the hire date listed in OLPPS is incorrect, an employee should work with their Departmental HR Representative to ensure the data is corrected.
- Bear Hugs (not taxable) for a maximum $75. Gift certificates are available through department recharge and take no more than 1-2 days to process. Annual allocation funded at discretion of the department with departmental funds and not a part of IAP.
- Thanks Program at the Medical Center. This program allows any staff, manager or even patients to recognize an employee’s good work. The individual completes a hard copy form and it is sent to the Thanks Administrator. The forms can then be kept in the personnel file.
- UCSF Medal. The recipient of the UCSF Medal must have attained preeminence in an area encompassed by any one of the missions of UCSF, but is not required to have an association with UCSF. The UCSF Medal will therefore recognize individuals who have made outstanding personal contributions in areas associated with the university’s health science mission.