Staff Appreciation and Recognition Plan FY 2012-2013

July 03, 2012

July 3, 2012

To:
Deans
Vice Chancellors
Vice Provosts
University Librarian

Fr: Marcene Anderson, Human Resources Director, Staff Human Resources

Re: Staff Appreciation and Recognition Plan FY 2012-2013

Staff Human Resources is pleased to announce the Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) Plan.  Similar to the Staff Recognition and Development Program (SRDP) of previous years, this cash award plan provides an opportunity to acknowledge non-represented career staff members who have demonstrated excellence in customer service, exceptional performance, or innovation and creative thinking.   

At UCSC, funding for the STAR Plan is generated through a central assessment of non-represented payroll which is charged to departmental funds.  The Office of Planning and Budget will soon notify you of your divisional allocation.  Principal Officers may choose to augment the STAR Plan funding with non-restricted divisional funds.

STAR Plan Guidelines for administering the program, along with the STAR Plan Nomination Spreadsheet for submissions of cash awards are available on our web site. 

Divisions/departments may begin to process awards from these funds immediately. As this process does vary by division, we ask that you please communicate with supervisors/managers regarding the implementation of the STAR Plan within your Division.  It is important that award expenditures be tracked carefully to insure that all allocated funds are used prior to the established deadline of June 7, 2013.  Any STAR Plan funds remaining after the deadline will be returned to the central pool.

If you have questions about the guidelines or processing of awards, please contact Principal Compensation Analyst Dee Dee Riccabona at sicily@ucsc.edu or 459-1020.  For questions regarding the payroll assessment or funding amounts, please contact Assistant Director, Planning and Budget, Free Moini at fbmoini@ucsc.edu or 459-4304.
 
Copy:
Vice Chancellor Valentino
Assistant Vice Chancellor Peterson
Assistant Director Moini

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