What is Pay IT Forward?
Pay IT Forward is the name of our One IT Appreciation Program and is sponsored by the CIO. The program is structured so that recognizing your One IT colleague, manager, or student employee is fun, easy, and meaningful.
How does the program work?
Fill out the thank you nomination form.
Once processed, the person will receive a $25 gift card and your note of recognition.
Your recognition note will also be passed to the recipient’s supervisor and the Technology Leadership Council so the organization's leaders can see our shining stars.
Most recent recipients:
|Recipient's Name||Recipient's Department|
|Robert Lozano||Haas IT|
|Peter Heckel||Research, Teaching, and Learning|
|Miguel Rivas||Haas IT|
|Robin Brooke Pappas||Strategy & Partnerships|
|Mike Valenza||Campus Applications & Data|
|Steven Luo||ISG EECS|
Why is appreciation important?
We know that between all our daily operations, it’s easy to move from one thing to the next without thanking the people who are making our work possible and our days better. Expressing gratitude makes people happier and healthier. At work, appreciation is a significant driver of job satisfaction and happiness, and engaged staff are more productive.
Learn More about Gratitude at Work
Five Ways to Cultivate Gratitude at Work - Greater Good Science Center
Why Employees Need Both Recognition and Appreciation - Harvard Business Review
Gratitude and Well-Being: A review and theoretical integration - Science Direct