Rewards & Recognition
The City of Flagstaff offers a wide variety of Rewards and Recognition systems allowing employees to be recognized in different manners at every level in the organization.
Employees are recognized each year on their work anniversary. Employees receive a certificate and can choose a Flagstaff themed gift from our Visitor's Center.
Employees are recognized after five years of service. Along with a certificate, employees celebrating their first five-year anniversary will receive a City logo pin. Employees celebrating additional five-year anniversaries will receive a catalog from which they may choose a commemorative gift.
On-the-Spot Reward (OTS)
On-the-Spot rewards allow City employees to recognize one another instantaneously and be entered into a quarterly drawing! Have someone in mind? Submit an On-the-Spot here!
When filling out the OTS form, remember to be timely, sincere, and specific to further enhance the recognition experience and build relationships.
7K Awards recognize employees who have provided excellent customer service (beyond normal working expectations) and have supported the mission and values of the City of Flagstaff.
Wonderful Outstanding Worker (WOW) Awards
Wonderful Outstanding Worker (WOW) increases are intended to provide immediate recognition to those employees whose skills, knowledge, or conduct exemplify the City's values of reliability, responsiveness, professionalism, teamwork, and problem solving.
Quality Step Increases QSI Awards
A Quality Step Increase (QSI) provides recognition to those employees whose performance substantially exceeds an acceptable level of competence and has sustained this level of performance over a period of time is eligible for this award.
City Manager's Excellence Awards
Check out information about the City Manager's Excellence Awards.
Additional Tips & Resources for Meaningful Recognition:
- Learn how your team wants to be recognized: 5 Languages of Appreciation
- Employee Appreciation Day, an event observed on the first Friday in March, is meant for employers to give thanks or recognition to their employees. It was created by Dr. Bob Nelson (a founding member of Recognition Professionals International) in 1995; Check out the Improving Employee Recognition Video for more information!
- Align recognition with City core values: Mission, Vision, & Value Statements