Submission Form

The objective of the program is to recognize employees who have demonstrated and contributed to the improvement of the quality and performance of the University of the Virgin Islands.

The aim is to recognize those employees who have made significant contributions in areas related to the improvement of operation and customer satisfaction. The recognition program will be managed with the support and administration of the Human Resources Department.  Recognition is aimed to acknowledge those contributions that are beyond the normal job expectations and are consistent with the established core criteria.

Selection Committee
The committee should consist of the following: one (1) employee from the Provost Office, one (1) employee, one (1) supervisor and an HR staff. The Selection Committee will evaluate, discuss and vote on selection of the Employees’ of the Year for both campuses based on the established criteria.

All full-time employees are eligible to participate in the employee recognition program by having their names placed in nomination and voted upon by the Selection Committee. Employee must have at least one year of continuous employment with the University. Employees will be selected based on the following established criteria.

Established Criteria
Employees’ nominations should be typed written and submitted by any member of staff or faculty. Employee(s) must meet at least three out of the five criteria listed below. 

Employee conducts himself or herself in a manner consistent with the values and goals of the University of the Virgin Islands. Employee demonstrates an above average knowledge of their job responsibilities and delivers a high quality job performance and services.

Customer Focus
Employee consistently recognizes and meets the needs and requirements of internal/external (where applicable) customers. Employee demonstrates compassion in dealing with the customer, being mindful of how his or her attitude and actions are perceived. Employees use problem-solving techniques, when necessary, to satisfy the
customer’s needs and reflects a positive image of the institution.

Employee consistently uses a systematic approach to accomplishing his/her responsibilities, taking care to minimize errors. Employee acknowledges and takes pride in ownership of the day-to-day processes for which he/she is responsible and utilizes initiative where necessary to meet overall goals.

Employee consistently demonstrates the spirit of teamwork by offering support to fellow employees whenever a need arises for a collective effort in accomplishing a task or goal. Employee takes a positive approach in interacting with fellow employees.

Employee has developed an original idea or suggestion that has a positive effect on the operations, policy and/or procedure of the University of the Virgin Islands. The end result of the idea or suggestion is a reduction in cost(s) to the operation or increased efficiency or accountability.

Award Benefits

  • $200 Check
  • An Engraved Plaque
  • Basket of Flowers
  • Basket of Fruits

Employee of the Year Nominations are typically due in March. Please check back for a 2017 Employee of the Year updates. 

If you have any question please contact Veda Richards at  (340) 693-1429 or  Fax: (340) 693-1415.