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(2011-2012 HR#53) Excellence Through Innovation Awards 2012: Call for Nominations

Date: April 27, 2012
To: PDAD&C; Professional & Managerial Staff
From: Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity
Cc Divisional Human Resources Offices
Re: Excellence Through Innovation Awards 2012: Call for Nominations

Once again we have the opportunity to recognize U of T’s outstanding staff contributions and I encourage you to take a few minutes to nominate a colleague for the 2012 Excellence Through Innovation Awards today.

Our employee surveys often cite ‘recognition’ as an area where we can improve and this program is an excellent way for us to let our employees know that their work is important.

Complete details of the program, including nomination forms, are available on the Excellence Through Innovation Awardssection of the Human Resources & Equity website.

All award recipients will be invited to a reception at President’s house on October 3 where they will be recognized for their significant contributions to U of T. Last year, we celebrated the achievements of 114 employees.

Changes to this year’s program

Based on feedback from last year’s award recipients, we are introducing some changes to the program.

  • This year, any staff member may nominate an individual or team for the award, whereas in the past it was implied that only Managers could nominate. If the nominator is not the nominee’s supervisor he or she will need to discuss the nomination with the person’s supervisor prior to submission.
  • Also, this year, unionized administrative employees (non-academic employees) may be recognized as members of a team or as individual contributors.

Deadline for nominations

Nominations for team or individual awards must be submitted to the nominator’s Division Head and their Divisional HR Officeby end of day Thursday, July 5.

For more information

Please contact your Divisional HR Office or visit the Excellence Through Innovation Awards section of the Human Resources & Equity website.