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UAB Shared Values in Action (UAB VIP Award)


Since 1978, UAB has recognized outstanding employees for their dedication, hard work and contributions toward the university’s success through the Employee of the Month/ Year Program. The Employee of the Month/ Year Program was recognized as the highest honor reserved for staff at UAB. The program was paused for revitalization in 2019 and is being rebranded and relaunched in January 2021 as the UAB Shared Values in Action Program (UAB VIP Award).


Nominations

The UAB VIP Award will be presented quarterly to three employees whose work has exemplified and embodied one or more of the values that propel our institution. All nominations must highlight at least one of the UAB Shared Values and explain how the nominee has demonstrated that value. The nomination must clearly demonstrate that the nominee meets the selection criteria and eligibility requirements. A selection committee comprised of individuals from across the campus or hospital shall review the nominations and will select three honorees for the UAB VIP Award.

President’s Award for Excellence in Shared Values

One of the 12 UAB VIP Award honorees, who has consistently demonstrated UAB Shared Values in an outstanding manner, with a positive impact to the UAB Community, will be selected by the UAB President for the annual President’s Award for Excellence in Shared Values.


  • Criteria for Selection

    The award criteria include the following:

    • Non-faculty employees employed with UAB.
    • Must be in good standing with the university.
    • Consistently demonstrates a strong commitment to one or more of UAB’s Shared Values in the course of their work.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    The selection committee for the UAB VIP Award program is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the review and selection of recipients for this award. We strive to make sure everybody counts, every day, and that we actively seek varied perspectives in our decision-making, including when recognizing our staff.

  • Recognition of Award Recipients

    UAB VIP Award

    • Letter of Recognition from the UAB President
    • Personalized plaque signed by the UAB President
    • Order a Gift valued up to $250
    • Barnes & Noble (UAB Book Store) Gift Card
    • A gift from UAB Visual and Performing Arts


    President’s Award for Excellence in Shared Values

    • Letter of Recognition from the UAB President
    • Personalized plaque signed by the UAB President
    • Order a Gift valued up to $500
    • Barnes & Noble (UAB Book Store) Gift Card
    • A gift from UAB Visual and Performing Arts
    • Monetary award


Second Quarter nominations must be received by June 16, 2021.

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Honorees


UAB Shared Values

Integrity

Integrity
We act ethically and do what is right.

Respect

Respect
We treat others with courtesy and civility.

Diversity

Diversity and Inclusiveness
Everybody counts every day. We actively seek varied perspectives in our decision-making.

Collaboration

Collaboration
We trust each other and work cooperatively across disciplinary boundaries in the spirit of shared governance.

Excellence

Excellence and Achievement
We constantly innovate, solve problems and improve ourselves and others through learning.

Stewardship

Stewardship
Fiscal and environmental sustainability guide our decisions.

Accountability

Accountability
We are answerable to each other and act with the best interests of the university in mind.