Each Fall, Florida TaxWatch opens up the nominations window for the Prudential Productivity Awards, and this year’s window opens September 4. This program has been recognizing and rewarding innovative, hardworking state employees for 29 years, providing cash and plaque awards to state workers in exciting ceremonies throughout the state. In 2017, UCF had three groups honored with plaque awards.
Whether through an innovative new process that saves taxpayer money, or improving the quality and speed of our interactions with the public, or showing great initiative in tackling a problem to help our constituents, many individuals and teams at UCF have shown a commitment to excellence that would qualify for these great awards.
Staff are strongly encouraged to submit nominations for this great program and show the taxpayers the quality of UCF's work this past year.
For those of you who may not have submitted a nomination in the past, here are the basics: • You may nominate yourself, a colleague, a team of up to 8, or a whole department/agency for an award. • Winners are typically those nominations that show innovation, a clever approach to a problem, significant taxpayer savings, and/or dramatically improve service delivery. • Keep in mind, cost-saving estimations and FTE reductions will need to be verified by Florida TaxWatch staff, so please be sure that you have documentation where appropriate. • Nominators are allowed to upload supporting documents along with the nomination. This can be an official letter from [myself/your supervisor/department head, etc.] affirming the achievement or endorsing the nomination; or cost savings calculations; or even news clippings showing public recognition of the achievement. Anything that might show why your nomination deserves a top award.
Please take a few minutes in the next couple of weeks and visit http://ppa.floridataxwatch.org to download a document that will allow you to prepare your responses to the questions ahead of time.
The nominations window this year is open September 4 — November 10.
Human Resources Learning and Organizational Effectiveness staff are in direct contact with Florida TaxWatch and should be able to help you with any questions you may have. Please email HRLearning@ucf.edu with any questions.