The purpose of
this policy is to inform managers and supervisors of departments
within the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) of
the procedures to be followed in the identification and
recognition of exceptional employees for consistently superior
job accomplishments and/or exceptional meritorious achievements.
UAMS encourages outstanding performance and conduct on the part
of its employees. Oftentimes employees are made aware of
unacceptable job performance, but it is also important that
employees be acknowledged when the quality of their job
performance is consistently worthy of special recognition.
desiring to recommend an employee for outstanding job
performance must complete a UAMS Employee Commendation
Notice form, available from the Office of Human
Resources (OHR). This form requires signatures from the
employee's supervisor and the appropriate department
Commendation Notice should then be forwarded to the OHR
for review and for ascertaining the appropriateness of
including the notice in the employee's personnel file.
Upon approval by the OHR, the original Commendation
Notice will be returned to the department for the
employee's signature, and the duplicate will be placed in
the employee's personnel file.
- Upon receipt
of an approved Employee Commendation Notice, the
OHR will prepare a Commendation Certificate for
presentation to the employee. This certificate will be
signed by the Chancellor and the appropriate Vice
Chancellor, Dean, or Executive Director and the Assistant
Vice Chancellor for Human Services. In addition,
recognition announcements may be submitted to the
University Relations office to be included in campus