State seeks outstanding employees for service honor

March 27, 2012

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.

State seeks outstanding employees for service honor

February 15, 2011

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

The state Productivity Board has asked the public 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 an innovative solution, improving efficiency, exhibiting visionary thinking, overcoming great odds or disadvantages, or demonstrating personal valor or bravery.

The application is available at Secretary of State Sam Reed’s website, www.sos.wa.gov/productivityboard. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Feb. 18.

Submit nomination forms by mail to The Productivity Board, P.O. Box 40244, Olympia, WA 98504-0244. Forms can also be submitted via fax to 360-704-7830 or via e-mail to innovate@secstate.wa.gov. Call 360-704-5203 to learn more.

State seeks outstanding employees for service honor

January 22, 2011

NEW — 10 a.m. Jan. 22, 2011

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

The state Productivity Board has asked the public and state workers to nominate public employees for going the extra mile.

Toby Black at the Department of Fish and Wildlife helped rescue a drowning woman. Frank Curry and Tony Ybarra at the Department of Transportation led the effort to evaluate the causes and find solutions to a catastrophic landslide between Chinook Pass and Yakima. Mike Tupper and Chris Idso at the Department of Corrections spearheaded cost-saving initiatives to save the agency and taxpayers thousands of dollars.

The state employees all received the Extra Mile Award.

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Nominate state employees for innovation award

January 10, 2010

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.

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