In 2013, understanding the key role recognition plays in employee engagement, the University of Calgary formed the cross-disciplinary Employee Recognition Steering Committee to guide the development, implementation and ongoing review of employee recognition.
In 2014, the University of Calgary’s Employee Recognition Strategy was developed to provide best practice recognition programs, education, and communication, which support an organizational culture of personal and meaningful recognition experiences for all staff. The strategy was created with the initial implementation period of 2014-2017. In May 2017, the Employee Recognition Steering Committee approved the extension to the Strategy for 2017-2018.
With the end of the initial implementation period, in 2018, the Employee Recognition Steering Committee revised the Recognition Strategy to confirm existing priorities and add new ones in alignment with the energized university's Eyes High Strategy.