Recognition Opportunities


Did you know? You can recognize other employees right in Microsoft Teams. Any of the "praise" badges below are available in your toolbar. Send praise privately in a chat or more widely for everyone to see who you're recognizing in a channel conversation. Click here for instructions.

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Attention Managers: click here for other informal recognition ideas for your employees.


LENGTH OF SERVICE - Recognizing milestones! USF's Length of Service Recognition program celebrates the long term commitment of our unBullievable employees to the University. Employee recognition is a vital part of USF. Recognizing and supporting the contributions of our Faculty and Staff is a critical part of fulfilling our mission. Each of our employees makes a difference and this is one small way of saying, "Thanks!" Click here to learn more about the Length of Service award program.

OUTSTANDING STAFF AWARDS - Recognizing achievements! Each year, the University of South Florida seeks to recognize employees who demonstrate "above and beyond" performance excellence. Click here to learn more about the Outstanding Staff Awards.

FACULTY AWARDS - Numerous University awards include University Distinguished Professor, Emeritus Professor,  Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching & Advising awards and Outstanding Community-Engaged Teaching Awards. For more information about faculty honors, awards receptions and faculty recognition, visit the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President. Additionally, USF is proud to recognize the numerous external awards earned by our faculty.  See honors, prizes and awards through USF Research & Innovation here.

QUIET QUALITY AWARDS - The Quiet Quality Awards were implemented in the fall of 1996 by the Staff Senate with strong support from USF administration in a collaborative effort to increase employee recognition. Visit the Staff Senate's website for an award overview, list of past winners and nomination forms.