Riverside City College
Employee Recognition Program SHINE


The purpose of the Employee Recognition Program (ERP) is to motivate, recognize, and reward exemplary performance that supports Riverside City College’s mission, vision, values, and goals.  Recognition programs are excellent motivators and critical to employee retention which translates to student success.  When employees are recognized in a manner which is meaningful to them, they feel appreciated for their efforts, and they feel valued as part of the college community.  Formalized programs are not intended to replace any departmental or informal recognition programs that are already in place.

Statement of Value

Riverside City College recognizes the importance of appreciating the unique qualities of employees and the importance of employee retention as it relates to the value the college places on student centeredness, tradition, and the learning environment of the college.  Therefore, this program will place an emphasis on recognizing the efforts of classified staff who demonstrate superior contributions in the areas of:

  • Outstanding Leadership
  • Distinction in Student Service
  • Workforce Excellence
  • Exceptional Teamwork



The SHINE committee is tasked with developing criteria for awards, formulating the process, vetting nominees, marketing the program, and coordinating the presentation of the awards.  Additionally, any revision or additions to the process will be done by the SHINE committee.

Award Themes

  • Dave Dant Employee of the Month Award (Monthly)
  • Employee of the Year Award (Annual)
  • Take 2 to say Thank You (Monthly)


Nominations will be accepted for full-time and/or permanent part-time non probationary classified employees who are performing satisfactorily.  Nominees must be employed by the college for a minimum of one year. Members of the SHINE committee and the individuals responsible for selecting the award recipients will recuse themselves from the selection process should they be nominated for an award.


Employees may be nominated by Deans, Directors, Managers, Faculty or colleagues. Self-nominations are not accepted.
To nominate an employee for this month’s theme, simply go to www.rcc.edu and follow the link under “Classified Employee of the Month” and hit the submit button.  Nominations can only be made through the website.
All nominees must:

  • Be employed at Riverside City College for at least one year.
  • Have no disciplinary actions within the last twelve (12) months.
  • Must be in good standing.
  • Must not have won an Employee of the Month award in the past twelve (12) months.
  • Classified managers are not eligible for Employee of the Month award.