The Officer of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual who excels in three main areas:
- Team Work and Public Outreach - The honoree is engaged with the public and seeks opportunities to educate and inform.
- Excellence and Innovation - The honoree demonstrates the willingness to go beyond the call of duty by doing more than others expect, and continually seeks to improve efficiency on the job.
- Attitude and Leadership - The honoree portrays a contagious, positive perspective, and demonstrates standards of excellence and professionalism.
Nominations must be typed (12 point font or larger), with one-inch (1") side margins and half-inch (1/2") top and bottom margins, or printed and may not exceed the space provided. Two (2) pages total for the four categories. The length of each category may vary, but the two-page (2-page) limit applies. No additional attachments or pages may be added. Failure to abide by these guidelines will result in automatic disqualification of the nominee.
Submit nominations to the chair of the Awards Committee.
Team Work and Public Outreach
Nominee excels in deliberate and effective communication with the public. Seeks opportunities to educate, inform and exchange ideas with the public about Agency programs and priorities. Nominee demonstrates intra- and inter-divisional cooperation within the agency; willing to pitch in and assist others; keeps others informed and up-to-date; gives specific and helpful feedback to improve job performance; shares their own work experiences and helpful information to help accomplish agency mission.
Excellence and Innovation
Nominee demonstrates the willingness to go beyond the call of duty by doing more than others expect. Nominee continually seeks to improve efficiency on the job. Has identified means to increase constituent satisfaction and cost-savings for the agency. Has taken steps to achieve implementation.
Attitude and Leadership
Nominee portrays a contagious, positive perspective to fellow workers and the public in everything they say, do, write and produce. Takes personal responsibility for meeting commitments and solving problems. Nominee demonstrates standards of excellence and professionalism; exemplifies standards and conduct that reflect honesty and fairness; sets the example for others through their behavior.
Achievements and Accomplishments
Expound upon the nominee’s accomplishments and special achievements during the performance of job-related duties.