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IT/PPS 04.04 - Recognition and Reward Program

Recognition and Reward Program

IT/PPS No. 04.04 (08.01.01)
Issue No. 5
Effective Date: 10/31/2016
Next Review Date: 10/01/2017 (EY)
Sr. Reviewer: Vice President for Information Technology


    1. This PPS outlines the formal Information Technology recognition and reward program for Departmental Awards and the rules governing the program.

    2. This PPS outlines the informal Information Technology recognition and reward program known as the BRAVO Program and the rules governing the program.


    1. BRAVO’s are daily informal recognition from one employee to another.

    2. BRAVO’s may be sent at any time and for any reason.

    3. Any IT Division employee may send a BRAVO.

    4. Any IT Division employee or student employee may receive a BRAVO.

    5. BRAVO’s may be sent electronically by visiting the official BRAVO site.

    6. A prize drawing will be held quarterly for each month within that quarter.

    7. Those eligible for the drawing include everyone who has sent or received a BRAVO during the award period.

    8. If a student worker’s name is drawn first, that student will receive the grand prize. The drawing will then continue until a regular employee’s name is drawn. The regular employee will also receive a grand prize. An additional five names will be drawn. Those employees and/or student workers will receive a standard BRAVO prize; i.e., coffee mug.

    9. Grand prize recipients may select their prize from a list of University-supporting items or events. Each prize has a maximum value of $50.

    10. BRAVO winner information will be circulated to all regular IT Division staff on the CSDT SharePoint site and by e-mail.


    1. The Departmental Awards are a formal means to recognize and celebrate individual and team contributions that enable the IT Division to fulfill its mission.

    2. Award programs are managed by the Department. The IT Division provides budgetary support for the awards.

    3. Awards are presented annually at the departmental Award Ceremony.

    4. Members of IT Council are not eligible for individual awards.

    5. The Vice President and Associate/Assistant Vice Presidents are not eligible to submit nominations.

    6. Staff are encouraged to submit nominations to other university awards programs (Quarterly Team Award, Employee of the Month, etc.).


    1. Reviewers of this PPS include the following:

      Position Date
      Vice President for Information Technology October 1 EY
      IT Council October 1 EY

    This PPS has been reviewed by the following individuals in their official capacities and represents Texas State Information Technology policy and procedure from the date of this document until superseded.

    Vice President for Information Technology; senior reviewer of this PPS