Recognition Policies/Resources

Recognition Policies/Resources

We recognize staff with several awards and recognition events throughout the year. Consider nominating a deserving colleague for one or more of the awards listed below. Recognize them for their exceptional contributions, their commitment to the ASPIRE values, and for collaborating with others across departments, units, or schools.

Recognizing and rewarding your team is important for employee engagement. Engaged employees are happier, more productive, and committed to their organization. Review Manager Toolkits and recognition policies for tips and guidance for low and no cost ideas for rewarding your team.

Employee Recognition Policies & Resources


Academic Manager Resources

UVA Health Manager Resources

Recognition Leave

Eligible University Staff may receive Recognition Leave (as well as bonuses and non-monetary awards) for contributions to the University. These rewards are typically provided to University Staff in recognition of teamwork, special projects, identification/implementation of new or modified business practices, exemplary effort, and employee appreciation. Schools/Departments/Units may provide non-monetary items or additional leave (up to 5 days per calendar year) for Employee Recognition. For additional information, refer to policies HRM-006, HRM-013 and HRM-024 above.

To Process Recognition Leave

Email details to the Leave Team at

Workday Assistance

*If you have trouble opening the links directly, go to the Workday Job Aids, select the Compensation folder, and choose the appropriate Job Aid.