State seeks outstanding employees for service honor

March 27, 2012

By Staff

Evergreen State leaders need help from residents to honor outstanding state employees.

The state Public Service Recognition Week Celebration Committee is asking residents and state workers to nominate public employees for the Extra Mile Award.

The honor is awarded to individuals or groups of public employees each year for surpassing expectations and providing exemplary public service. In order to receive the honor, recipients must demonstrate at least one of the following attributes: executing innovative solutions, improving efficiency, exhibiting visionary thinking, overcoming great odds or disadvantages, or demonstrating personal valor or bravery.

“Washington has many state employees who go beyond the call of duty in performing their jobs,” said Secretary of State Sam Reed, chairman of the Public Service Recognition Week Celebration Committee. “This is an excellent opportunity to honor exceptional state employees for the service they provide”

The application is available at the Office of the Secretary of State’s website, www.sos.wa.gov/psrw. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. March 30.

Mail nomination forms to The Productivity Board, P.O. Box 40250, Olympia, WA 98504-0250. Forms can also be faxed to 360-704-7830 or emailed to psrw@sos.wa.gov. Call 360-704-5203 to learn more.

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