Davis Productivity Awards Program Announces a Call for Entries

Published: October 13th, 2003

Category: Memos

Larry T. Ellis, Director, Division of Human Resources

The Davis Productivity Awards, an annual program honoring state government employees throughout Florida who have significantly increased productivity in delivering state services and products, has announced a call for entries for 2004. The deadline for nominations is Friday, November 7, 2003.

In addition to honoring “innovation, creativity, and smart work,” the awards program recognizes individuals and work units that have adapted or implemented previous years’ award-winning achievements to create added value. Eligible for nomination are individuals, teams, and work units as well as entire state agencies or their divisions, regions, districts, and institutions.

The program presents cash awards ranging from $300 to $2,500 as well as commemorative plaques, certificates of commendation, and letters of honorable mention. A committee of Florida TaxWatch staff and a panel of judges make award decisions. Particularly welcome for the 2004 competition are:

    • Nominations of achievements that can be adapted and implemented by other state or local government employees, teams, work units, or agencies.
    • Nominations of clerical and “blue-collar” workers’ achievements.
    • Nominations of top-ranked individuals and work units among those performing similar jobs in an agency.
    • Nominations of achievements specifically and measurably related to a Bush/Brogan administration priority.
    • Nominations relating to implementation of the Service First initiative.
    • Nominations that document a benefit to all or specific citizens or to the private sector.
    • Nominations initiated by external or internal customers of individual employees, teams, work units, or agencies.

For more information and to download a nomination form, visit UF’s Davis Productivity Awards web site at http://www.hr.ufl.edu/recognition/davis.htm, or contact Training and Development at 392-4626 or training@ufl.edu.

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