Employee Awards Program Enjoys Record Year

Posted: July 14, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The George Mason Employee Awards and Recognition program recognized a record number of employees during the past fiscal year. Among the awards presented and the number were:

  • Employee of the Month: 12
  • Recognition Leave days: 72
  • Quality Customer Service Award: 3 employees from the Orientation Office and their student leaders.
  • Outstanding Achievement Awards: 34, 3 of which were funded by the employee’s department
  • Individual Impact Awards: 91 from the central awards account
  • Individual Impact Awards: 179 funded by the individual departments
  • Citizenship Awards: 2
  • Outstanding Supervisor Awards: 2 presented by the Staff Senate

Martha Reiner, awards coordinator for Human Resources, attributes the increase to the realization of the importance of recognition as a tool for retention as well as for morale enhancement in the workplace. “George Mason is so fortunate to have a centrally-funded program for recognition,” she says, adding “Recognition is everybody’s job, every single day.” Thirteen universities and businesses have contacted her regarding George Mason’s program in hopes of duplicating it.

Nominations for the Outstanding Achievement Award and the Quality Customer Service Award are due by July 21.

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