4-48: Recognition and Awards – Procedures

Procedures for Policy 4-48

1. The Office of Human Resources will maintain record of all types of incentives and recognition programs and assist with promoting and provide required data as needed.

A. Peer-to-peer recognition program

i. Employees may come to the Office of Human Resources and fill out the recognition form or they may fill one out on MySFCC. The form must be hand delivered to the Office of Human Resources. Please note, recognition forms older than six months from the date of selection are ineligible for recognition.
ii. Recipients are selected at random every month.
iii. Certificate information for the peer-to-peer recognition program is sent to the Executive Director of Human Resources for signature. Recipients will receive a gift card and a pin.
iv. Recipients of the peer-to-peer recognition program are recognized on MySFCC and in the upcoming Governing Board meeting. Both the recipient and the nominator are invited to attend the Governing Board meeting.

B. Service awards

i. Categories for service awards include years of service at five-year increments, rank advancement for faculty, National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development recognition, and retirees.
ii. Service award recipients receive a pin.
iii. Those with more than 25 years at the College receive a gift in lieu of a pin.
iv. The service awards program includes Excellence Award recipients and Team Award recipients.
v. Previous year recipients of the Excellence Award and Team Award will form a committee to select current year recipients based on guidelines established by the Office of Human Resources.
vi. Certificate information for service awards is sent to the Executive Director of Human Resources and the President for signature.
vii. Recipients of the Excellence Award and Team Award receive a monetary stipend from the Santa Fe Community College Foundation and a trophy.
viii. Recipients of the Excellence Awards are recognized on plaques displayed outside of the Office of Human Resources.

2. Requests to deviate from this format may be submitted to the Office of Human Resources for consideration.


Yash Morimoto, Ph.D., Vice President for Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness,, 505-428-1765.

Jane  Yuster, Chief Human Resources Officer, 505-428-1019

Updated:         5/16/17

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