1997 Davis Productivity Awards

Published: May 6th, 1997

Category: Memos

Gerald Schaffer, Vice President for Administrative Affairs

I am pleased to provide you with the a enclosed information relating to the 1997 Davis Productivity Awards Program.

The Davis Productivity Awards are presented annually to honor and reward those individuals and work units in Florida state government who have significantly increased productivity in delivering state services and products. This program provides cash awards to state employees who have demonstrated exemplary performance or whose creativity has led to new cost saving approaches to university or governmental problems.

University of Florida employees received so many Davis Productivity Awards in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996 that a special awards ceremonies were held in the J. Wayne Reitz Union Ballroom each of those years. Tentative plans already have been made for a similar ceremony at the University of Florida on Thursday, November 20, 1997, subject to the number of 1997 award winners.

Please join me in encouraging faculty and staff of the University of Florida to nominate a fellow employee or work unit for a 1997 Davis Productivity Award. Cash awards ranging from $100 to $2,000 will be provided to top award winners. Commemorative plaques and certificates of commendation will be awarded to deserving employees.

The deadline for nominations is June 20, 1997.
Florida TaxWatch staff and a distinguished panel of judges composed of business and civic leaders will make the award decisions.

For your convenience, a nomination form is attached. I would appreciate it if you would make copies of it available to all employees in your area. Completed nomination forms and two copies may be sent to Kathy Albekord, Employee Relations, University Personnel Services, 317 Stadium West, by June 20, 1997. Questions concerning forms or the nomination process also may be directed to Kathy at 392-1072.

I hope you will join me in support of the 1997 Davis Productivity Awards program as we seek to recognize and reward deserving University of Florida employees.

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