Staff Employee of the Year Nomination Process

The deadline to submit nominations has been extended to 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. 

All permanent SHRA and EHRA staff members with two or more years of continuous service (at the time of nomination) are eligible to be nominated for the 2024 Staff Employee of the Year. An exception may be considered if an employee with less than two years of service has engaged in an act of safety/heroism as defined below. Further information about eligibility can be found on the human resources website, PIM 44 and Policy Statement 101.11.

Nomination Process:

  • Step 1: Draft a written recommendation.
    • This is a required document to be submitted by the nominator on behalf of a specific nominee or a team of nominees.
    • Review the definitions of the award categories to determine which is most appropriate for your nomination.
    • Please provide a written summary of your nomination describing why the person or team is being nominated.
    • A team is a group of individuals who collaborated together on a specific project, directive or goal within the time frame of the year nominated. It may be cross-divisional or within a predefined organizational team. All members of the team must be individually named, listed in your written recommendation and meet the qualifications. Remember to emphasize what this person or team has done beyond the scope of their normal job responsibilities.
    • The total length of the text is a minimum of 350 words and a maximum of 1,000. Submit as a PDF with the last name of the individual or team name at the beginning of the file name.
  • Step 2: Complete the Nomination Approval Signature Page.
    • Helpful Tip! Provide a copy of the written recommendation drafted in the step above to any person you are requesting to sign the signature form so that they know the name of the nominee(s) and the reason(s) for the nomination.
    • Download the fillable Nomination Approval Signature form. Apply handwritten or digital signatures to the Signature Page and upload the form to the 2024 Staff Employee of the Year Nomination Google Form in Step 4. The form will be rejected and sent back to the nominator for correction if any signatures are missing.
    • Helpful Tip! The nominator should have all three signatures complete before uploading it to the Google Form in Step 4.
  • Step 3 (Optional but encouraged): Obtain written comments from the Department Head of the nominee and additional supporting documentation.
    • Helpful Tip! Supporting documentation is encouraged to be submitted with nominations in the categories of Community/Public Service or Safety/Heroism. This documentation should come from a community/public service agency representative or a statement from individuals witnessing or benefiting from the Safety/Heroism.
  • Step 4: Complete the 2024 Staff Employee of the Year Nomination Google Form.
    • Helpful Tip! Be sure to submit your completed nomination form before the 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23 deadline!