Achievements in the platform are earned by completing a series of tasks, such as commenting or submitting a post, in a specific period of time.
Progress on achievements is earned whenever a user completes an activity, regardless of whether it requires the attention of another user. For example, if a person writes and submits three recognition posts in July, the posts count toward the user earning the "Contributor" achievement (3 posts written within 1 month) regardless of whether the posts are published within the month time frame.
Achievements can only be earned once for a specific time period. If the achievement is for a month, a user can earn it if the activities occur within 30 days. Using the Contributor achievement example (3 posts written within 1 month), if a user submits a post on January 10, he or she has 30 days from January 10 to submit two additional posts and earn the achievement.