Friday, May 10, 2013

Call for nominations (team or individual): 2013 Excellence Through Innovation Award

To:     PDAD&C; All Administrative Staff

From:   Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity  

Re:     Call for nominations (team or individual): 2013 Excellence Through Innovation Award

Please distribute to all administrative staff on your team(s).

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 a 2013 Excellence Through Innovation Award today.

Complete details of the program, including nomination forms, are available here on the ‘Awards & Recognition’ section of the Human Resources & Equity site.

All award recipients will be invited to a reception at the President’s house on October 28 where they will be recognized for their significant contributions to U of T. Last year, we celebrated the achievements of 109 employees.

This year we’re introducing something new to help promote the award-winning innovative ideas across the University. All award-winning individuals and teams will have their submission reviewed by a panel of members of the University’s senior leadership team in something we’re calling an ‘Innovations Den’. There, the submissions will be reviewed to see how we can take some of these great ideas and adopt them elsewhere at U of T. Stay tuned for more information.

This change is in addition to the two changes introduced last year. These were that:

  • 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.

  • 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 Office by end of day Thursday, July 11.

For more information

Please contact your Divisional HR Office or visit the ‘Excellence Through Innovation Award’ page of the Awards & Recognition section of the HR & Equity website.

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