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Governor's Honor Awards - September 18, 2019

The highest honor for an employee of the Commonwealth of Virginia

Excellence • Heroism • Public Service •  Prosperity and Quality of Life in Rural  Virginia • Diversification of Resources • Access to Skilled Workforce • Support Service • Diversity, Inclusion, and Outreach • Creative Customer Service  • Public-Private Partnership

All classified full-time, part-time and wage employees may be nominated for the awards. Faculty are not eligible.

You just do your job, every day. Maybe because you love what you do. Maybe it’s because you love your community. Whatever the reason, you show up and do your best, and that’s what makes our Commonwealth a great place to live and work for all citizens. The Governor’s Honor Awards are a way to tell the story of the valuable and important work being done by state employees who make a difference in their workplaces.

 As a recipient, a Governor’s Honor Award will

  • Empower you to continue your mission
  • Showcase your skills
  • Positively impact your professional reputation
  • Acknowledge excellence in your job performance and capability
  • Give you the spotlight by recognizing your extraordinary contributions to the goals and missions of Virginia
  • Make you a star with information shared on social media, press releases, and agency-wide acknowledgements
  • Serve as a badge of recognition that will inspire others
  • Provide special letters of recognition
  • Be your ticket to an incredible day on September 18, 2019, in Richmond to celebrate your accomplishment

Nominations are submitted by your supervisor/HR Director via an electronic nomination form. While you may not be able to submit a nomination directly, we encourage all employees to discuss possible nominations with direct supervisors. Nomination forms and instructions are sent to all agency heads with criteria and the submission process. Each agency’s process for determining nominees may be different.

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Nominations are due August 5, 2019 and the Governor’s Honor Awards Ceremony will be held on September 18, 2019.