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Service—We focus our unconditional efforts to best serve our customers.

Integrity—We earn the trust of others through professional conduct that includes honesty, reliability, and competency.

Teamwork—We work together cooperatively in support of our mission. We value each individual and their contributions to the team and treat each other with respect and dignity.

Excellence—We enthusiastically deliver quality services to our customer while consistently seeking to improve those services through creativity and innovation.

Stewardship—We conduct our business in an environmentally, socially, and economically responsible manner that is reflective and protective of the public trust placed in us as stewards of the University’s facility related resources.


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SITES Awards

Nominate employees or teams for the 2015 SITES Awards from August 3 through August 31, 2015. Read below for information on this award program and how to nominate.


Employee Recognition Program

The University of Texas at Austin Business & Financial Services (BFS), Facilities Services, Project Management and Construction Services (PMCS), Utilities and Energy Management (UEM), Campus Planning, and Office of Sustainability Employee Recognition Program has been developed based on the program's vision and mission to recognize employees for outstanding service in our journey to become a world class organization as we continue to provide support and exceed customer expectations.

Program Development

The Employee Recognition Program began in 2006, with just the Facilities Services and PMCS departments. The program expanded in 2013 to include BFS. Now, the 2015 Employee Recognition Prorgam and its Committee consists of employees of the Planning, Energy and Facilities (PEF) departments listed above, plus Business and Financial Services, which supports the PEF departments..


SITES individual and team awards are a peer-to-peer program that allows employees who work behind the scenes to recognize each other. Nominated employees must be employed by The University of Texas at Austin in a PEF department or BFS for a minimum of twelve (12) continuous months to be eligible. Nominators must also be employed in one of the PEF departments or BFS. The awards are not available to the directors, associate/assistant directors, or current members of the Employee Recognition Committee.


The directors and associate/assistant directors of the PEF departments and BFS present the awards annually to SITES recipients. Winners of the individual awards receive a monetary award of $500 (pre-withholding), 8 hours of paid leave, a certificate of recognition, a personal gift and a group photo with the recipient names engraved on two wall plaques; one is displayed in FC1 main entrance and one at Pickle Research Campus. Winners of the team award receive a group meal, 8 hours of paid leave, and a certificate of recognition.

Award Criteria

The Employee Recognition SITES Awards recognize employees who not only perform their daily job duties but also go above and beyond the call of duty based on one or more of the shared SITES Core Values, (Service, Integrity, Teamwork, Excellence, Stewardship).

Recognition Committee

The Employee Recognition Committee is the standing committee that oversees the program. Committee members serve for a term of one year with the exception of the chairperson and the facilitator, who serve a minimum of two years. SITES Award recipients may be asked to serve on future recognition committees, to suggest new ideas and to continue to keep the program growing.

How to Nominate

You may complete the nomination form online.

Or you may submit a paper nomination form. If submitting a paper form, download the form, save it to your computer desktop, then fill out and print the form.Send it through campus mail to Employee Recognition Committee, attn: Olga Kobasic, campus mail code: H7040.

If you need forms or other assistance, contact one of the 2015 Employee Recognition Committee members.

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