|Submit nominations for Governor's Award for Excellence to COSE web site|
State employees may be nominated for the Governor's Awards for Excellence in Public Service by fellow employees, supervisors, or other interested individuals for their accomplishments and contributions in the past year only, not over several years. The nominations received will be judged on specific examples of the suggested information for each of the items listed below, which are weighed equally by the judges on a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high) for Sections A1 through A4 and on a scale of 1 to 5 for Section B.
The Council on State Employees (COSE) web site is set up to receive nominations for the Governor's Award for Excellence. Last year we had one nomination from UND; we need more nominations from UND. Nominations can be sent via FAX on an Acrobat fillable form on the COSE web site or submitted electronically. Nomination deadline is Friday, Aug. 10.
Special note: "When filling out the electronic form, if you accidentally hit enter or submit the form, just select and click on the back button on your web browser. It will back you up to finish your entry for re-submitting your form."
This format must be followed for the nomination to be accepted. No multi-party nominations will be accepted.
A. Contributions made in the Workplace
1. Nominees job performance throughout the year
* Consistently produces high-quality work under all circumstances
* Gives extra effort to complete a job or to share a heavy workload
* Serves on committees and contributes to their success
* Volunteers to work on special projects
2. Valuable contributions or services provided by the nominee to his/her department over and above core job requirements
* Integrates information or equipment for greater efficiency or use
* Works to eliminate unnecessary actions or steps for delivering services
* Develops procedures minimizing customer time and resource usage
* Develops new work strategies to reduce waste and save time and money
3. Nominee's working relationships with the public and with other departments
* Helps others beyond general job requirements
* Receives unsolicited thank-you or appreciation letters for work done
* Is exceptionally courteous, even-tempered, and cooperative
4. Nominee's working relationship with fellow workers
* Helps others beyond requirements of job
* Contributes to a team-oriented, supportive working environment
* Is always friendly, courteous, and cooperative
Subtotal Points (40 possible)
B. Contributions made to the whole community
* Service to professional organizations
* Volunteer work
* Service to civic, religious, school, veteran, or other groups
Subtotal points (five possible); total points (45 maximum)
Thank you. -- Douglas Osowski, information technology support specialist, Facilities