Outstanding Contribution Award Nominations Due March 23

March 15, 2007 -- The Outstanding Contribution Award is the highest honor for staff at the University, recognizing employees whose service and contributions have far exceeded the usual and customary expectations of their positions. Each OCA winner receives a $1,000 cash award, an engraved plaque and public recognition at a ceremony.

Nominations for the 2007 OCA program are now due and must be received in “hard copy” by Faculty and Staff Employee Relations, 914 Emmet Street, by 5 p.m., March 23. Any member of the University community may make a nomination, but employees may not nominate themselves.
Nomination forms and more information are available at www.hrs.virginia.edu/relations/

Selected nominations from the OCA process will be submitted to the state for consideration for a Governor’s Award, the state’s recognition program (www.dhrm.virginia.gov/publicsvc/govaward.
htm). Recipients of the OCAs and the Governor’s Awards will be announced at the Governor’s Awards Ceremony in Richmond during Virginia Public Service Week, May 7-13. To participate as an “Ambassador” during the Governor’s Awards Ceremony, an employee must submit the Ambassador Sign-up Form by March 30, and then be one of 35 chosen at random.

Questions? Contact Debbie Gausvik at 924-6263 or ddr@virginia.edu.