Awards & Recognition

Superior Accomplishment Awards

This annual awards program recognizes University of Florida faculty and staff who contribute outstanding and meritorious service, efficiency and/or economy, or to the quality of life provided to students and employees. Division-level award recipients receive cash awards of $200 each, and are then eligible for university-level awards. Eight $1,000 and eight $2,000 cash awards are made at the university-wide level.

Prudential Productivity Awards

A joint effort of the Florida TaxWatch, the Florida Council of 100, and the State of Florida, the Prudential Productivity Awards are presented annually to honor state government employees throughout Florida who have significantly increased productivity in delivering state services and products. The program presents cash awards ranging from $200 to $2,750 as well as commemorative plaques, and certificates of commendation.

Meritorious Service Award

This award is designed to recognize the outstanding service of long-time employees retiring from the University of Florida.  To be eligible for this award, employees must have at least 10 years of service with the university and be retiring from employment.  Employees will receive a certificate, suitable for framing, which will be signed by the vice president of the employee’s area or college and by the president.

Service Recognition Program

The Service Recognition Program recognizes USPS and TEAMS employees with at least five years of continuous service. Pins are distributed on a bi-annual basis to departments by Human Resource Services and are awarded in five-year increments (5, 10, 15, etc.).

President’s Medallion

A two-and-a-half-inch medal, this award is given for outstanding service or contribution to the university. Examples of individuals receiving the award include the Teacher/Scholar of the Year, Distinguished Service Professors and Administrative Council members upon retirement, and other individuals inside and outside the university who have given outstanding service or contributions to the university and deserve special recognition. The President’s Medallion is awarded by the President and recommendations may be made by any member of the university community to the President, but the President may also seek a vice presidential recommendation. Please call 352-392-1311 for information.

University Medallion

A two-inch medal, this award is given for significant service and loyalty to the university. Examples of individuals receiving this award include faculty upon their retirement from tenured positions with at least ten years of service, and other university employees and members of the university community who exhibited significant service and loyalty to the university. The University Medallion is awarded by the President and recommendations may be made by any member of the university community to the President, but the President may also seek a vice presidential recommendation. Please call 352-392-1311 for information on Honors, Awards, Presidential Events, Dedications, Groundbreakings and Namings.

Employee Award and Recognition Programs Policy

Human Resource Services coordinates the establishment of department level employee recognition and award programs designed to reward employees for superior performance. Our current policies governing these award programs are available here.