Achievements and Recognition

PPD is proud to share it's achievements as an entire team and individually. PPD employees are the recipients of many UF, State and National awards, and we proudly display information about those awards on these pages.

Awards and Honors

PPD has been awarded two (2) prestigious honors from the Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers (APPA):

PPD Recognition Program

The Physical Plant Division's Recognition Program seeks to formally recognize and reward the outstanding achievements of PPD staff members.

The PPD Recognition Program supplements existing University and State recognition programs— any PPD staff recommended for recognition under the Physical Plant program are not excluded from consideration in other programs.

Recognize a PPD Employee:

Anybody can nominate anyone for recognition.

Please complete and submit the Nomination for Recognition Form. Use this form to recognize any employee:

  • upon their retirement from PPD
  • for providing outstanding customer service
  • who went above and beyond their call of duty.

Submitted forms are reviewed on a monthly basis by the PPD Recognition Committee. A copy of the nomination form will be given to the individual(s) recognized, their supervisor, and to human resources for placement in their personnel file.

Completed nomination forms should be reviewed by the employee's department before submitting to the Recognition Committee to be reviewed at their next scheduled meeting. The PPD Recognition Committee will evaluate the nomination and either return it for additional information or forward it, with the committee's recommendations, to the Director for approval. Nominations should be submitted not more than 30 days following employee's accomplishment or 30 days prior to retirement or departure from Physical Plant Division. Award certificates will be presented to recipients by the Director of the Physical Plant Division or a representative for the Director at an appropriate ceremony.

R.E.A.C.T. Award

Presented to employees who “Recognize an Event, and Act to Correct in a Timely manner”.

Customer Service Thank You

Presented to employee who received praise for exemplary service delivery.


Presented to any employee who retires from the State of Florida while employed with PPD.

University of Florida Meritorious Service Award

The University of Florida Meritorious Service Award formally acknowledges long-time employees with a record of exceptional service and is awarded to an employee at the time of separation from the University of Florida. To request this award, departments submit to Division of Human Resources a nomination letter endorsed by their Vice President. The only requirement is that employees leaving the University of Florida have at least ten (10) years of exemplary service in a faculty, A&P, or USPS position. Eligible employees will receive a certificate, suitable for framing, signed by the President and the appropriate Vice President for their division. The certificate will be distributed from the employee's Vice Presidential area.

University Medallion

The University Medallion is a two-inch medal. It may be given to a retiring employee for 30 or more years of outstanding service to the University.

Employee of the Quarter

Employees of the Quarter are recognized on a departmental basis, and selected by their peers in recognition of exemplary service. To nominate a PPD employee for this award, please submit a Employee of the Quarter Nomination Form.