BRAVO AWARD PROGRAM. September 2013. Introduction. Purdue University’s Bravo Award Program serves to highlight the excellence that exists in all areas and job functions across the University.
Purdue University’s Bravo Award Program serves to highlight the excellence that exists in all areas and job functions across the University.
The Bravo Award Program is an after-the-fact discretionary award program designed to provide recognition for substantial accomplishments achieved by employees that extend well beyond regular work responsibilities.
Bravo Awards can be provided to eligible individuals, teams, or work groups who make significant one-time contributions to the University's or the work unit's mission or goals. Bravo Awards are not a means of providing additional pay for performing normal duties and responsibilities, as described in the participants’ position description, nor are they meant to be a replacement or substitute for a merit, promotion or equity increase.
Accomplishments or contributions that transform or advance University objectives (i.e. initiatives that improve graduation rates, developing programs to measure student academic knowledge, enhancing the academic excellence of the University, improving student affordability, etc.).
Extraordinary effort during times of critical department need (e.g., contribution that clearly and significantly impacts the accomplishment of important and critical business operational goals and deliverables).
Innovative work or suggestions well beyond standard job requirements, that significantly improve operational efficiencies, introduce a new or modified business practice or improve work process, workflow or customer service.
Significant cost saving or cost avoidance realized beyond normally expected or established standards.
A faculty / staff member must:
The following classifications are not eligible to participate in the Bravo Award Program:
The Bravo Award Program is supported by college/unit operating funds. The maximum dollar amount that can be awarded over the year is determined as follows:
(eligible employees by category) x 10% x $1,000 (maximum award amount) = maximum fiscal year limit
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