Awards & Recognition
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recognizes the collective efforts that all employees contribute to the overall mission of the University and that we should encourage opportunities for those efforts to be acknowledged.Recognition and award programs can be either peer-to peer or management-driven.
These programs seek to reward employees for their motivation to continually improve, innovation and creative management of resources, setting high standards and goals, and being great teammates.
The Office of Human Resources maintains an official Awards Registry of all Departmental, State-wide and University Awards. Departmental recognition programs for all employees must be in writing, and approved by the Office of Human Resources. All departmental recognition programs must be registered on the University’s Awards Registry. Departments wishing to get an award approved and added to the Awards Registry must complete and submit the attached Recognition and Awards Registry Data Form.Awards Registry
The Outstanding Encouragement of Learning and Development Award is given annually to a supervisor or manager who facilitates the participation of staff members in learning activities as fully as possible. An eligible supervisor might encourage employees to attend classes and programs that are relevant to the employees’ professional development, and the University wants to recognize supervisors who support a more engaged, productive workforce.
The award was created by the Chancellor’s Task Force for a Better Workplace in 2004 and is open to SHRA and EHRA managers who have had at least one year of continuous University service. The award is presented to one manager at the annual meeting of the University Managers Association and includes 24 hours of paid time off, automatic nomination for a Chancellor’s Award in the category of Human Relations, and a plaque.
Recent past recipients were Lachonya Williams from CAS in 2015, Andy Lang from OASIS in 2014, Eve Duffy from the Program in the Humanities and Human Values in 2013, Ray Angle from University Career Services in 2012, and Christopher Turner from the Department of Pharmacology in 2011.
Nominations for the 2016 OELD Award have closed. Watch this space for information about the spring 2017 nomination deadlines.
For more information, contact Organization & Professional Development in the Office of Human Resources at 919-962-9685 or email Will Frey at firstname.lastname@example.org.