CHAPTER SEVEN: EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION

Westmont encourages all employees, especially supervisors, to seek out opportunities to honor employees for their accomplishments. A "Thank you" in one form or another is a simple gesture with greater impact than we might typically expect because it makes it clear that one person cares enough about another to recognize and acknowledge their accomplishment. For certain exceptional accomplishments, there are campus-wide recognition programs.

7.1 Employee of the Year Awards

A highlight of the Staff Recognition Program is the presentation of Employee of the Year awards at the annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation event each spring. Many years ago, Bruce Bare, a trustee emeritus of the college, instituted the Adaline and Bruce Bare Employee of the Year award as a means of recognizing the significant contributions made by staff members to the college. A committee of former honorees and the Executive Team selects award recipients. The awards are presented at the annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation luncheon hosted by the president. Faculty and staff who reach certain service plateaus and those retiring from the college are also honored at this event with gifts presented by the Executive Team.

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