OVC Appreciation Program

The OVC Appreciation Program is intended to demonstrate immediate and spontaneous appreciation for the contributions of OVC employees or Chancellor-area staff (e.g., co-worker to co-worker, supervisor to employee, or employee to supervisor) as well as employees from other areas who have done something for which an OVC employee is appreciative (e.g., Accounts Payable, the Parking Office, Campus Activities Complex, etc.).

The program is primarily intended for individual notes of thanks and there should only be one entrant per form. If you would like to thank a team, a separate thank you note must be written and submitted for each member of the team and they will be treated as individual entries in the monthly drawing. To submit an entry (one individual at a time), please fill out the OVC Appreciation Note Form.

We will then send out an email message and include any OVC or Chancellor area staff in the regular monthly raffle held the month after the message is delivered.


The personalized thank you notes can be used spontaneously and employees are encouraged to recognize and show their appreciation of colleagues in a timely way. All thank you letters received by the Appreciation Administrator by the last working day of the month will be entered into that month’s drawing, which takes place the following month.


Each month, 8 employees will be randomly selected to receive one of the following prizes:  a selection of books from the MIT Press Bookstore, an MIT Coop item, or a $50 pay supplement to be included in your next paycheck. To ensure compliance with HR’s policy related to non-financial recognition awards, employees are only eligible to receive two prizes (up to the value of $100) per calendar year.  For more information on non-financial awards, please visit the MIT Rewards & Recognition Program website.