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Customer Service Desk: Associate Recognition

REWARDING THOSE WHO MAKE US GREAT

Our associates are the heart of Publix, and their hard work, dedication, and service deserve praise and recognition. We’re glad to provide these exceptional individuals a great place to work and make a difference, and we are proud to reward their efforts.

The George W. Jenkins Award

We annually give this award to a manager in each division, as well as a support manager, for their superior leadership. This is the most prestigious award our managers can receive.

The President’s Award

Given annually to a district manager in each division, as well as a support manager, this award recognizes their equal-opportunity achievements while maintaining a discrimination-free workplace.

Mr. George Community Service Award

We annually give this award to a retail associate in each division and one associate in support, who exemplify community involvement, personal integrity, and passionate volunteerism.

The Safety Award for Excellence

Given to one store in each division, as well as to a manufacturing facility and a distribution facility, this award is based on criteria including incident rates and adherence to best practices.

Safe Driver Awards

We award our truck drivers for safely going the distance every five and 12 years. Twelve-year drivers qualify for “Million Mile” awards.

Customer Service Excellence Award

This honor is given to one store in each division—and each associate in the winning store is honored for their dedication to our customers.

Excellence in Green Efforts and Sustainability Award

This award is presented annually to the industrial facility that performed best on a rating of their diesel usage, recycling rates, and utility costs. Award criteria will continue to evolve as we find new ways to increase efficiency. 

Milestone Service Award Celebrations:
One of our top priorities is to take care of our associates, who in turn enjoy long and prosperous careers at Publix. For every five years of service, associates are recognized and receive an award for their service.
2017: More than 20,600 of our associates celebrated five or more years with Publix, with 2,700 celebrating over 20 years of service.

2016: More than 20,900 of our associates celebrated five or more years with Publix, with 2,800 celebrating over 20 years of service.

2015: More than 19,800 of our associates celebrated five or more years with Publix, with 2,800 celebrating over 20 years of service.

2014: More than 19,400 associates celebrated five or more years with Publix, with over 2,700 celebrating over 20 years of service

2013: Almost 20,000 associates celebrated five or more years with Publix, with over 2,000 celebrating over 20 years of service.