PRIDE Experience Award Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is eligible for an individual PRIDE Experience Award?

A: All UCSF Health employees, including UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland and San Francisco, are eligible for a PRIDE Experience Award. Employees must be past their initial new-hire probationary period and are subject to review by Labor & Employee Relations through Human Resources before being selected as winners.

Q: Who is eligible for a PRIDE Experience Team Recognition?

A: Teams, units or departments within UCSF Health are eligible that are comprised of a minimum of three employees, and have at least half of the team members affiliated with either or all of the following: UCSF Health, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland or San Francisco. Teams may be cross-functional.

Q: Can you be nominated multiple times in one year?

A: Yes, each successive nomination within one calendar year for a nominee will be read during the voting periods. If a nominee wins, successive nominations received will remain on hold until four quarters after their recent win.

Q: How often can you win a PRIDE Experience Award?

A: An individual or team may win a PRIDE Experience Award or Team Recognition once in a calendar year or four quarters apart from the previous win.

Q: What if I accidentally submit my nomination without completing it?

A: Please contact the Health Recognition Team at [email protected].

Q: Does the amount of nominations affect voting/chances of winning?

A: The amount of nominations received per nominee can reflect positively on the nominee during voting, as more support is shown as why this individual or team is deserving.

Q: How do I know if the nominee I want to submit is a UCSF Health employee (or UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals)?

A: Please refer to either of these links to search the employee – both require MyAccess login: UCSF Health Roster or the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Roster.

Q: How do I know if my nominee won?

A: Quarterly winners will be announced to the organization and you can check on the PRIDE Experience Award Winner page.

Q: How can I vote on the winners?

A: You may request to join the PRIDE Experience Selection Committee by submitting your request here. This will require support from your manager or director.

Q: What if the online form isn’t working?

A: Please notify the Health Recognition Team at [email protected].

Q: What if I don’t have access to a computer?

A: You or any other colleagues without access to a computer may submit a PDF nomination form (Individual or Team) by asking your manager to scan and email to [email protected] or mailing the form to  UCSF Box 1299.

Q: What is the deadline for nominations?

A: The nominations will remain open 24/7 for the entire year. To see when quarterly cycle winners will be voted upon, please email [email protected].


Have another question? Send us an email at [email protected].

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