Human Resources Mission, Vision, and Strategic Goals For You

Awards and Recognitions

Below are helpful resources for some of the Human Resources sponsored awards and employee recognition. There are also college-specific employee appreciation or recognition programs that are normally communicated by the Dean or Department Head.

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Recognizing employee accomplishments that help Purdue move the world forward is vital to the University's mission and the morale of its faculty and staff. The Bravo Award seeks to highlight the excellence found across all areas and job functions at Purdue University by recognizing extraordinary achievements on every scale. Click  here to learn more or to nominate an employee for the Bravo award.

APSAC and CSSAC, our employee organization, recognize and sponsor two awards annually:

  • Fall: The Community Spirit Award award seeks to recognize Purdue employees' outstanding service to the community, society and humanity. 
    • The Community Spirit Award, presented in cooperation with CSSAC, recognizes significant contributions of Purdue University staff employees to the life and welfare of the local community and its people.
  • Spring: The Excellence Awards - recognize demonstrations of excellence through customer service, leadership and/or consistently going beyond the job requirements. 
    • The APSAC Excellence Award
      • Each eligible application is reviewed by APSAC’s Professional Development subcommittee. Please see the Grant Review Process for additional details.
    • The CSSAC Excellence Award
      • Selection will be based on the degree to which the recipient, in service to the University community, demonstrates those qualities listed above. The nominee must have completed three years of continuous service to the University prior to nomination.

Faculty Awards and Honors information is available on the Office of the Provost web page.

View information regarding the Vice Provost for Student Life - Student Employee Recognition. There are several awards and opportunities to recognize our student employees.

Recognition programs are coordinated each year to express appreciation to staff with milestone service anniversaries, beginning at 10 consecutive years. The University hosts a retirement luncheon as well. Information regarding each program is mailed to honorees and announced in Purdue Today prior to the event. Registration links will be available here in advance of the events. Upcoming recognition luncheon program dates are listed below; please note that events are from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Purdue Memorial Union ballrooms unless otherwise noted.
  • Treasurer’s AP Staff Recognition
    • Wednesday, October 28, 2020
  • Clerical and Service Staff Recognition
    • Tuesday, December 1, 2020
  • Provost’s AP Staff Recognition
    • Thursday, January 16, 2020
    • Thursday, January 21, 2021
  • University Faculty and Staff Retirement
    • Thursday, June 25, 2020, PMU North Ballroom