Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


Is there a limit to the number of times an employee may be entered into the drawing?
No. There is no limit to the number of entries. Every time a participant turns in three cards to their supervisor or appropriate office, the participant's name will be entered into the drawing.

Can a new employee receive or distribute recognition cards?
Yes. This program is for any employee, student or volunteer, regardless of length of service.

Why is supervisor validation required?
Supervisor validation is only required for entry into the Annual Drawing. It also serves as a way to share your recognition.

Can a supervisor keep an employee from being entered into the drawing?
No. The GEM Program emphasizes peer recognition, not just recognition by supervisors/management.

Is there such a thing as getting too many GEM cards?
We can only hope that Going the Extra Mile becomes so commonplace and engrained in our campus culture, that this becomes a legitimate issue. No, you can't get or give too many cards. However, we remind participants that for these cards to be meaningful and this program successful, cards must be used to recognize service above and beyond regular responsibilities. They are not meant to be traded among friends. Use good judgment when giving GEM cards so it will mean something when you get one.

Who do I call with questions concerning the program?
All questions should be referred to Organizational and Workforce Development at extension 76700, or submitted via the Q&A form on this site.


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