CEO Stars Nomination Process

CEO  STAR Program 

The CEO Staff Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) program was developed to identify and acknowledge employees for exceptional performance or significant contributions related to individual, departmental, divisional, or organizational goals and objectives.

What is a CEO  STAR?

A CEO STAR is an employee who:

Stands out among their peers.  A STAR is someone who works as a

Team, who understands the

Agency’s mission and always goes above and beyond.  A STAR is someone who is

Reliable, hard working and responsible.

Under the STAR program, co-workers and managers may nominate any staff whom they see as going above and beyond the typical expectations of a staff member in their position.

Individuals may be recognized for demonstrating:

  • Exceptional performance: Demonstrated and sustained exceptional performance that consistently exceeds goals and work expectations in quantity or quality.
  • Creativity: One-time innovation or creativity that results in time/dollar savings, productivity improvement, or ongoing innovative/creative activities that benefit organizational systems, protocols, or procedures.
  • Organizational abilities: Extraordinary skills in leadership resulting in the accomplishment of significant departmental or divisional goals and objectives, effective project management, which could include developing a project or implementing a project with substantial success, or organizational capability leading to a greater level of effectiveness.
  • Work success: Significantly exceeding productivity, customer service, quality of care or similar goals, including demonstrating superior interactions with managers, peers, supervisors, subordinates, or clients and customers served.
  • Teamwork: Exceptionally effective and cooperative team member or team leader for a team that has significantly exceeded the goals/objectives of the department/unit.
  • Personal and Professional Accomplishments: Notable achievements such as the completion of a certificate or degree program, successful completion of a training program, achievement of a personal goal or milestone, and more!

Nomination Process

Any employee is eligible to nominate a staff member for agency-wide recognition.  To submit a nomination, an employee must complete the STAR Nomination Form at the bottom of this page.  Completed forms must include the name of the staff member being nominated, name of the nominator and a brief narrative description of what makes this employee a star.

Completed nomination forms may be forwarded to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for approval.  The CAO will notify the nominated employee’s manager of their nomination.  The CAO reserves the right to approve or deny any nomination.

CEO STAR nominations will be collected throughout the month, and then voted on at the Senior Administrative Team meeting the third Thursday of the month. We will choose one CEO STAR each month, but will also include honorable mentions of those that were also nominated.

CEO Star Form