Y-U Rock Employee Recognition Program

Y-U Rock  

Recognizing employees and teams for great work and going above and beyond
Campus Services and Business Operations (CSBO) is excited to launch a monthly employee recognition program called Y-U Rock (pronounced Why You Rock).

The Y-U Rock monthly employee recognition program acknowledges employees and teams for great work and going above and beyond their normal job duties. This program provides all York University community members (e.g. staff, student, visitor) with the ability to acknowledge a job well done by any CSBO employee.

Y-U Rock accepts nominations for any CSBO employee based on six criteria - service excellence, innovation/creativity, initiative, volunteerism, positive attitude or other (for example leadership, commitment, teamwork, health and safety). All Y-U Rock nominations that meet the program criteria will be recognized and receive a YU Rock (pronounced You Rock) certificate of recognition. One of the YU Rock recipients will be selected by random draw to have a spotlight on them, which is a short profile on their nomination or a short biography. A communication of the spotlighted employee along with a listing of all the certificate holders will be posted out via the CSBO web page, the Y-U Rock MySites for internal CSBO employees and the designated union posting boards. The YU Rock Spotlight also gives us an opportunity to get to know our CSBO colleagues.

Y-U Rock nomination forms can be found electronically at www.yorku.ca/csbo for online completion and submission. Paper copies can be picked up and dropped off under the job posting board outside PRB 1055 or by HR Services-CSBO and can be dropped off in any internal mailbox or outside of PRB 1055.

If you have any questions about the Y-U Rock employee recognition program you can send an email to yurock@yorku.ca or contact Catherine Moon-Chong at extension 55317.

YU Rock Spotlight

The September 2018 YU Rock Spotlight goes to Kim Middleton for Service Excellence.  Kim’s nomination and selection as a YU Rock recipient was for her eagerness to learn and never being afraid to ask questions thus making her a strong member of the night team.  She has worked at the University for over 14 years, currently in Custodial Services and something you might not know about Kim is that she takes her coffee with sweetener and milk.


YU Rock Kim!     




YU Rock Recipients

This month we had number of super submissions to the Y-U Rock employee recognition program. We want to thank everyone for their nominations. This month’s list of YU Rock recipients is:

Deqa Adde – Positive Attitude Teresita Albano– Service Excellence
Anthony Bandeira – Service Excellence Nancy Calderon – Service Excellence
Wayne Hanna – Positive Attitude Brian Kerr – Positive Attitude
Erlinda Manalac – Service Excellence Enrile Maulion – Service Excellence
Reagan Mendoza – Service Excellence Angelina Petrasanta – Service Excellence
Joel Raddatz - Initiative Cenon Reyes – Service Excellence
Roman Sak – Service Excellence Bogdan Strafalogea - Initiative
Giridaran Tharmalingam – Service Excellence Premnanthan Yogalingam – Service Excellence