Nominate state employees for innovation award

January 10, 2010

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 10, 2010

The state Productivity Board wants residents and state workers to recognize public employees who go the extra mile.

Every year, the Extra Mile Award is awarded to individuals or groups of public employees who surpass expectations for exemplary public service by demonstrating at least one of the following attributes:

  • Create an innovative solution to a problem or challenge.
  • Improve efficiency.
  • Exhibit visionary thinking.
  • Overcome great odds or disadvantages.
  • Demonstrate personal valor.

“Washington has many state employees who go beyond the call of duty in performing their jobs,” Secretary of State Sam Reed, the chairman of the state Productivity Board, said in a news release. “This is an excellent opportunity to honor exceptional state employees for the service they provide.”

The awards will be given out as part of Public Service Recognition Week, a national event celebrated the first week of May. Call 360-704-5203 to learn more about the Extra Mile Award.

Download a nomination form here. Submit nominations by 5 p.m. Feb. 19.

Send nomination forms by mail to The Productivity Board, P.O. Box 40244, Olympia, WA 98504-0244. Fax forms to 360-704-7830 or e-mail nominations to innovate@secstate.wa.gov.

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