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Moravian College to implement new employee recognition program

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) — Moravian College has developed a new and expanded employee recognition program as a means to reward its employees, both faculty and staff, which have done a superior job on a given project or within a given area. Effective this summer, the College will augment its current awards program with the establishment of new recognition awards presented at three leadership levels: the Board of Trustees, the President, and Vice Presidents. Under this new program, a total of 18 additional employees will be recognized annually. There is no prescribed evaluation or criteria for these awards – leaders at each of the above levels will develop their own criteria in consultation with the Human Resources Office (HR).

“Awardees could include an administrator handling a special project, a faculty member recognized by students as being a superior teacher and advisor, a support staff member who has worked “above and beyond” with a certain assignment,” said Jon Conrad, director of human resources. “Impact awards can provide spontaneous or near-spontaneous recognition, or can extend a clear and definitive thank you for a job well done.”

The new initiatives will be added to Moravian’s previous program which was comprised of three annual awards. The Heller Award acknowledges an administrator who has exhibited excellence through performance exemplifying dedication and devotion to the institution. The Louis J. Mirra Award recognizes an outstanding member of Facilities Services/Campus Safety Support Staff and the Lucy A. McCall Award recognizes exceptional work in secretarial support.

The new award levels include the Board Chair’s Award that recognizes excellence among faculty, administrative or support staff through two annual awards. Each award will include a special pin with certificate and $1000. Recipients will be named and recognized by the Chair of the College Board of Trustees.

The President’s Award will consist of two annual awards utilized by the president to recognize excellence among faculty, administrative or support staff. Each award will include a special pin with certificate and $750. Recipients will be named and recognized by the President.

The Vice President’s Awards will be utilized by the institution’s seven vice presidents to recognize excellence among faculty, administrative or support staff. Each vice president will present two awards of $500 each. Recipients will be named and recognized by the vice presidents for institutional advancement, administration, academic affairs, enrollment, planning and research, student services, and the Seminary.