Employee Recognition Program

The Augusta-Richmond County Employee Incentive Awards Program (EIAP) was adopted by the Commission on June 16, 2009, and provides a number of initiatives that have been designed to show our appreciation and value for our productive, faithful, and loyal employees. 

The program, consists of both cash and non-cash awards, provides recognition and incentives to employees who deliver high quality service, improvements in quality of work, efficiency, productivity, customer service, and achievements that promote health, welfare, and morale of the workforce. This program also establishes guidelines to provide – 
 
  • Enhancements of the Employee of the Month (EOM) and Employee of the year (EOY) programs
  • Special public recognition of employees at Board meetings for employees who have dedicated their careers to serving to Augusta, Georgia and its citizens for a period of 25, 30, 35, 40, and/or 45 years
  • Department level recognition for the employees who have served 5, 10, 15, and 20 years
  • Special annual recognition of retirees that includes invitation to attend an annual recognition dinner/ceremony to honor their many years of dedicated service to Augusta, Georgia
  • Provide other recognition, awards, and incentives to employees for achievements that promote the health, welfare, and morale of the workforce.
Employee of the Month Recognition:
The Employee of the Month (EOM) Program includes cash incentives and non-monetary recognition to individuals for outstanding service to Augusta, Georgia and its citizens. Only full-time regular employees are eligible for consideration. Employee performance should be “above and beyond” what is normally expected in the day-to-day performance of job duties. Recipients will receive a $100.00 gift card, proclamation plaque, Augusta, Georgia pin, one day off with pay and picture taken for display.
 
Employee of the Year Recognition:
The Employee of the Year (EOY) Program includes cash incentives and non-monetary recognition to individuals for outstanding service to Augusta, Georgia and its citizens. Any full-time regular employee with a minimum “satisfactory” Annual Performance Evaluation is eligible for consideration. Employee performance should be “above and beyond” what is normally expected in the day-to-day performance of job duties. Recipients of the EOY award will receive a $250.00 gift card, proclamation plaque, Augusta Georgia pin, picture taken for display, any donated gifts (e.g. lunch/dinner coupons when available), publicity, two days off with pay, and recognition at the annual dinner.   
 
Years of Service Recognition:
Augusta, Georgia employees who have completed 25, 30, 35, 40, and/or 45 (or more) years of service will receive recognition at the first monthly Commission meeting each month and will be presented a service pin denoting years of service, and a certificate.
 
Retirement Recognition:
Retirees will receive a special recognition certificate, retirement gift (clock), and will be invited to the annual retiree appreciation dinner. The Retiree Recognition Dinner will normally be held in the fall of every year. Two dinner tickets for the retiree and one guest will be provided free of charge by Augusta, Georgia. Additional tickets will also be available for purchase by family members, former retirees, and other guests of employees being recognized.