Employee Recognition and Awards

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


NHGRI Employee Recognition and Awards Program

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) believes that it is important to recognize and reward employees for a job well done. To enhance the ability of supervisors to recognize and reward those employees who are performing in an exceptional manner and making outstanding contributions, the Institute has developed the NHGRI Employee Recognition & Awards Program. The NIH and NHGRI have a two-tiered (acceptable/unacceptable) performance management system; there is no direct link between the annual performance rating of an employee and the awards system; however, it is NHGRI policy that performance based awards/bonuses be awarded, where determined to be appropriate, following the end of the year employee performance review.

The purpose of this program is to recognize and reward fairly and equitably individuals and groups for excellence in service to the overall mission of NHGRI and to the mission of its individual components. This program provides various means of demonstrating, through monetary and non-monetary recognition, the high value NHGRI sets on employee contributions and achievements that enhance organizational performance, support organizational goals and objectives, and improve organizational quality. Eligibility under this program varies with the type of award. Awards may be given to individuals or groups. Employees are eligible to receive more than one award annually; however, employees should not receive more than one monetary award for the same activity.


Last Reviewed: February 25, 2012