UPG Staff Rewards and Recognition

UPG Staff Rewards and Recognition

We Celebrate Careers!

Your career here is about so much more than years served. It's about you and your contribution to our Mission. So when you have a service anniversary, we celebrate with awards and recognition! We utilize Yearbook to make an occasion truly memorable and unique for each staff member.

In addition to being a beautiful catalog of awards, Yearbook reflects the actual year level you're celebrating. Leaders, fellow team members, friends and family can even upload team photos, a video and add personal notes of congratulations, making each private Yearbook a great keepsake.

Visit Yearbook through the link below to offer words of praise to a co-worker who has shown dedication and service to the community; gives great customer service; collaborates well or has bright ideas by sending them an ecard, certificate or note.

Leave a Note for a Colleague in Yearbook

UTeam Members of the Month

Congratulations to UTeam Members of the Month! View our announcements page for monthly updates and photos. 

UTeam Members of the Month Announcements Page

Leonard W. Sandridge Outstanding Contributor Award Deadline Extended Nov. 11

The highest individual, employee award at the University is named in honor of Leonard W. Sandridge, who was an avid champion of UVA staff and who dedicated 44 years of service to the school. He joined the University in 1967 as internal audit staff and held a number of positions until he became executive vice president and chief operating officer in 1993. 

This award recognizes an outstanding University staff or team member who demonstrates dedication to service through individual efforts, group contributions, and commitment to our larger community.

Who Is Eligible?

Currently employed, salaried, and non-probationary University staff, classified staff, UPG staff, UVA Health team members, and Contingent Workers (UVA Foundation, Aramark, Morrisons).

Selection Criteria

Winners of this prestigious award not only contribute to the University in a positive way, but also enhance internal or public regard for the services provided by UVA and the Commonwealth at large. Winners' dedication to service impacts students, patients, various clients, management, fellow employees, and/or the community. Know someone who deserves this award?


Nominate a Deserving Candidate by Friday, November 11


Awardees Receive

Awardees receive $1,000, an engraved gift, and recognition at a reception for honorees.


President Ryan asks our University community to “build bridges”—advice he first shared with thousands of guests gathered for Undergraduate Convocation on August 26, 2018. He doesn’t ask this only of students, but rather he asks that as a community we connect with new groups and individuals to challenge our thinking and build stronger connections. 

The University’s newest award, Hoos Building Bridges acknowledges the cross-disciplinary partnerships and projects of staff and team members.

Recipients of the award demonstrate leadership and build thoughtful collaborations and relationships across schools, units, and/or departments. Their efforts increase efficiency and streamline critical processes on Grounds or at the Hospital. They also investigate and discover new solutions for long-established needs, as well as give voice to diverse perspectives and thoughts.  

Who is eligible?

Currently employed, salaried, and non-probationary University staff, classified staff, UPG staff, UVA Health team members, and Contingent Workers (UVA Foundation, Aramark, Morrisons). 

Selection Criteria

Nominations are viewed by an advisory committee which considers how candidates/teams are "building bridges," and how they demonstrate partnership internally across schools, units, and departments. Selected nominations are then submitted to the President's Office for final selection. 

Nominate a Deserving Candidate or Team for the Hoos Building Bridges Award
by Friday, April 22, 2022.

Awardees Receive

Awardees receive a framed certificate, monetary award, and a feature story in UVAToday's Building Bridges collection.