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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‚Äôs facility related resources.


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The 2018 SITES Award Program Has Launched!


Employee Recognition Program

The University of Texas at Austin Business & Financial Services (BFS), Campus Planning, Campus Real Estate Office, Capital Planning and Construction (CPC), Facilities Services, Human Resources Support Services (HRSS), Project Management and Construction Services (PMCS), Office of Sustainability, and Utilities and Energy Management (UEM) 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 the Facilities Services and PMCS departments and has expanded since that time. Now, the Employee Recognition Prorgam and its Committee consists of employees of the Planning, Energy and Facilities (PEF) departments listed above, plus the Business and Financial Services and Human Resources Support Services departments, which support the PEF departments.


The 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, BFS, or HRSS for a minimum of 12 continuous months to be eligible. Nominators must also be employed in one of the PEF departments, BFS, or HRSS. 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, BFS, and HRSS 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, eight hours of paid leave, and a certificate of recognition. All winners are recognized on this web site.

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, you may download from the online form and fill in by hand, or you can download the online form, save it to your computer desktop, then fill out and print the form. Send it through campus mail to Employee Recognition Committee, attn: Jonathan Williams, BFS, Central Stores Warehouse, FC3 1.208, Mail Code: H7005.

If you need forms or other assistance, contact one of the 2018 Employee Recognition Committee members.

Spread the Word!

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