Human Resources Administrative Practice Manual:
Employee Benefits & Services
Employee Recognition Programs
|Official Title||Policy on Employee Recognition Programs|
|Abbreviated Title||Employee Recognition Programs|
|Responsible Office||Human Resources|
Appropriate awards denoting various lengths of service are encouraged and may be presented as determined by each institution. State funds may not be used for the purchase of awards unless the total dollar value of the award is of a de minimis nature; which is $50 or less. If the total dollar value of the award is greater than $50, then each institution must obtain its own outside source of funds for such a program.
Reason for Policy
This policy clarifies that it is permissible for institutions to develop and administer employee recognition programs and ensures that institutions are aware of the requirement fund such programs with non-state sources.
Entities Affected By This Policy
All units of the University System of Georgia are covered by this policy.
Who Should Read This Policy
All Human Resources personnel and employees within the University System of Georgia should be aware of this policy.
|Office of Human Resourcesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Institution Chief Human Resources Officers||See University System HR Officer Listing at http://www.usg.edu/hr/officers/|
Website Address for This Policy
Institutions are encouraged to develop programs to recognize employees for length of service and meritorious performance. Awards may be taxable and, therefore, must be processed through institutional payroll.
Each institution shall establish procedures to implement and comply with this policy
The responsibilities each party has in connection with this policy are:
|Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, USG||Maintain and revise policy as appropriate.|
|Institution Chief Human Resources Officers||Each institution shall establish and maintain an adequate procedure for implementing this policy, if the institution has an employee recognition program|
|Institution Payroll Office||To assist in determining taxable amount|