Our recognition program rewards the excellence that exists in all units and job functions at Haas. There are four ways to formally recognize employees for their contributions and accomplishments: HEART, Spot, Achievement and Outstanding Staff awards.

If you simply want to recognize on-the-spot a colleague for putting the Defining Leadership Principles in action, grab one of the DPs cards and write a note of thanks. It’s that easy!

Haas Recognition Program at a Glance

HEART Spot Achievement Outstanding
Criteria Collaboration, inclusion, initiative, results-oriented, service, stewardship and sustainability. Special contributions to a specific project or task accomplished over a relatively short period of time. E.g. Outstanding contributions to waste reduction activities. Sustained, exceptional performance and/or significant contributions above and beyond normal performance expectations. Haas Defining Leadership Principles (Question the Status Quo, Confidence Without Attitude, Students Always, Beyond Yourself). For team nomination, the criteria are collaboration and inclusiveness.
Eligibility Employees in represented positions (other than the Clerical (CX) bargaining unit.) PPSM or employees in the Clerical (CX) bargaining Unit in career, contract appointments, limited appointments. PPSM or employees in the Clerical (CX) bargaining unit in career, contract appointments. Employees in represented positions and PPSM employees (career appointments only).
Amount Non-monetary /token of appreciation $500 (less taxes) $2,000-$10,000 based on impact of the achievement Non-monetary/token of appreciation
Information Requested Completion of nomination form. Completion of nomination form. Completion of nomination form. Completion of nomination form.
Approval Level Heart & Spot Award Committee Heart & Spot Award Committee Personnel Committee Committee comprised of past recipients, HR Director and COO
Budget Source Haas funds Campus allocated funds to Haas Campus allocated funds to Haas Haas funds

Outstanding Staff Awards Recipients 2019