Excellence Matters in Employees (EMIE) Awards
The EMIE Award program provides immediate recognition each month for an employee’s demonstration of excellent service to internal or external customers, behaviors and values toward promoting a positive work environment, extraordinary teamwork or leadership, improving efficiency with a new or modified business practice, performance on a special project, exemplary effort, teaching excellence, employee appreciation, and/or demonstrating behaviors enhancing the mission of the College. Any employee, regardless of employment status, is eligible to be nominated for an EMIE Award.
Procedures for the EMIE Award Program: Any employee may nominate another staff or faculty member for the EMIE Award by completing the EMIE Award Form. Each calendar month a random drawing of one name from all nominations collected in that month will be held.
Full-time faculty and staff selected for the EMIE Award from the drawing will be allowed to select either one day of paid leave (8 hours) or $100. Hourly or adjunct employees selected will be paid $100. The monetary award of $100 will be paid through the employee’s payroll on the nearest pay date following the drawing allowing for processing implications.
Managers and nominated employees will receive a copy of the employee’s nomination form and the original will be placed in the personnel file.
Contact Bridgit King at 804-758-6723 for any questions.
EMIE Awards Nominations
The College’s values are: Integrity, Diversity and Inclusion, Excellence, Access, Learning for Life:
· Integrity – We expect honesty and model accountability.
· Diversity and Inclusion – We value cultural and individual perspectives in our workplace, classroom, and community.
· Excellence – We maintain high academic standards through student-centered learning, relevant curricula, and holistic support services.
· Access –We provide convenient, affordable, and flexible educational opportunities for all.
· Learning for Life – we educate for today and tomorrow.
The annual IDEAL awards are for employees who exemplify the College’s values of integrity, diversity and inclusion, excellence, access, and learning for life through performance and service and whose exceptional professional accomplishments, contributions, and activities support the mission of the College and the Virginia Community College System, promote a rigorous learning environment (instructional faculty), and demonstrate extraordinary talent.
Eligibility: An award will be presented annually at the spring convocation to employees in each of the following categories:
- Full-time instructional faculty (see teaching faculty reward and recognition)
- Full-time classified staff, administrative, and professional faculty
- Part-time wage employees
- Adjunct faculty
- Dual Enrollment faculty
Individuals are eligible for the IDEAL award once every three years.
Award Amount and Recognition
The IDEAL Faculty Excellence award winner will be announced at the College’s annual spring convocation, recognized in the Commencement Program, and recognized at the Commencement Ceremony. The award amount for full-time faculty is $2,000.00, $750 for adjunct faculty, and $750 for Dual Enrollment faculty.