Departments may offer Recognition Pay pursuant to Policy 40.011 as incentive or as recognition of an employee's one-time, exceptional achievement. Rewards and recognition are used to improve performance, motivate employees, build confidence and increase employee retention. Earning a degree typically does not warrant a pay increase unless the employee has developed skills and competencies that enable him/her to perform the job responsibilities in a noticeably more effective manner, or if job duties have changed as a result of the degree attainment.
Classified Non-Bargaining Unit employees will receive a cash award concurrent with the pay during which every fifth-year anniversary date falls. Anniversary dates are based on continuous Ohio University service. Payment of the service recognition award will be based on $500 dollars for every five (5) years of service, i.e., $500 at five years, $2,500 at twenty-five years, and so on.