Employee Recognition

Employee Recognition Luncheon

Sponsored by the Office of the President and Office of Human Resources, the employee recognition luncheon honors those employees who have completed 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service at Brandeis. Invitations are extended only to those employees who are eligible to receive an award, and their supervisors. This event is usually held in early December.

Employee Recognition Awards

On-the-Spot Rewards Program

Employees expect — and deserve — to be recognized for their extra efforts. The On-the-Spot Rewards Program provides “in the moment” recognition for excellent performance and valuable contributions outside of the merit program.  By providing a spot bonus or gift card reward, managers have the opportunity to provide a meaningful “thank you” and connect the reward to the contribution and/or performance being recognized. See eligibility and program details

Louis Ennis Staff Award

Named for the former assistant vice president for employee relations, who retired from Brandeis in 1995, the Lou Ennis Staff Award is presented annually to a member of the administrative staff.

All full-time members of the staff who provide administrative services, such as department and faculty administrators, coordinators and managers are eligible to receive the award.

Individuals who are nominated should demonstrate loyalty and dedication to the university and to its mission. Their behavior should be professional, helpful and friendly, and they should be known to consistently treat all members of the community with dignity and respect. The nominee should be one who goes above and beyond the requirements of the job and has a history of consistent contributions to the well being of the university.

Louis and Helen Zirkel Staff Award

Made possible through the generosity of Lehigh University Professor Perry A. Zirkel, a friend of former Brandeis President Samuel Thier, the Zirkel Staff Award — named for Zirkel's parents — is presented annually to a member of the support staff.

All full-time members of the staff who provides support services, such as staff assistants, library staff, members of the facilities management staff (i.e., custodians and groundsworkers), police officers and lab assistants are eligible.

Those individuals who are nominated should have made a significant contribution to or have demonstrated consistent effort to improve the service and the operation of his/her department and of the university. The contributions of the nominee should exceed the requirements of the job and demonstrate efforts above and beyond the "call of duty."