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OVC Appreciation Program

The OVC Appreciation Program is intended to demonstrate immediate and spontaneous appreciation for the contributions of OVC employees (e.g., co-worker to co-worker, supervisor to employee, or employee to supervisor) as well as employees from other areas who have done something for which an OVC employee is appreciative (e.g., Accounts Payable, the Parking Office, Campus Activities Complex, etc.).


Each OVC office has a supply of two-part, perforated stationery available to all OVC staff.

  • The top part of the stationery is intended for an OVC staff member to write a personalized thank you, which serves as on-the-spot acknowledgement of an individual’s contribution.
  • The bottom section of the stationery provides a space to record the employee’s name and serves as an entry for a chance to win a gift certificate in the monthly drawing.
  • After writing your note of thanks, it is forwarded to the Appreciation Program Administrator who separates the entry blank, sends the personalized thank you (including a tasty treat) to the intended employee, and places the entry blank in the pool for the monthly drawing.

The program is primarily intended for individual notes of thanks and there should only be one entrant per form. If you would like to thank a team, a separate thank you note must be written for each member of the team and they will be treated as individual entries in the monthly drawing.


The personalized thank you notes can be used spontaneously and employees are encouraged to recognize and show their appreciation of colleagues in a timely way.  All thank you letters received by the Appreciation Administrator by the last working day of the month will be entered into that month’s drawing, which takes place on the first working day of the following month.


Eight (8) employees are randomly selected each month to receive a gift certificate with a $50.00 value.  Current choices include giftcertificates.comAmazon.comThe Home DepotLowe’s Home Improvement or Dunkin Donuts.

To ensure compliance with HR’s policy related to non-financial recognition awards, employees are only eligible to receive up to the value of $100 in certificates per calendar year.  For more information on non-financial awards, please visit the MIT Rewards & Recognition Program website.