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Reward & Recognition

The Chancellor’s Commendation Gold ‘U’ Award

This award is given six times per year to employees who consistently deliver outstanding performance and service to UNMC. Recipients of the Chancellor's Commendation - Gold U are honored at a breakfast with the UNMC chancellor and receive an art glass paperweight, a pin and frame, a certificate and a cash award. In addition, Gold U recipients are honored with KUDOS at a Board of Regents meeting, where they receive a commemorative plaque for outstanding service to the university. Gold 'U' nomination form.

The Chancellor’s Council Silver ‘U’ Award

This award is given annually to approximately 120 employees, who provide consistent performance that exceeds expectations or for other special achievements. Unit leaders select employees on a monthly basis. The number of recipients from each unit is based on unit population. Recipients receive a silver ‘U’ pin, a denim shirt with the silver ‘U’ logo and will be invited to lunch with the chancellor. To nominate an employee for the Silver 'U', contact your department's Silver 'U' representative.

Thank 'U' Rewards

This is a way for employees to recognize their colleagues for outstanding service. Anyone may request that a Thank 'U' message be sent to a colleague for a job well done or to recognize special achievement. The recipient will receive a Thank 'U' card and a medallion redeemable for gifts or services. To send a Thank 'U' Reward, individuals should login to the employee self service system. Look for the thank u rewards link under Rewards and Recognition.

Partnership Award

This award is given annually to individuals or groups whose efforts have strengthened the clinical partnership efforts of the University of Nebraska Medical Center and The Nebraska Medical Center.

Community Service Award

The award will be given annually to employees whose leadership and work in community activities best exemplify UNMC’s commitment to the community.