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The purpose of this award is to recognize and encourage innovation and high standards in the day-to-day work of public human resource management.  This award provides an opportunity for individuals to receive recognition and support from their peers.  The award recipient receives a free registration to the IPMA-HR national conference.

This award is presented to a member of the Eastern Region who has demonstrated the ability to properly apply human resource management procedures to gain the confidence of management and employees at all levels in his/her organization, to instill understanding of proper management techniques and procedures for users of his/her services, and to resolve complex personnel management issues.

The criteria, as evaluated by the Awards Committee of the Eastern Region, are as follows:

Nominees must be a member in good standing of IPMA-HR at the chapter, region, or international level and have worked in public human resource administration for three (3) or more years.

The nominee has:

  1. Demonstrated skill and ability in the proper application of human resource management procedures;
  2. Obtained the confidence of management and employees at all levels of the organization;
  3. The ability to instill an understanding of proper human resource management techniques and procedures for users of his/her service;
  4. Skills in resolving complex human resource management issues that arise; and,
  5. Exhibited self-motivation and innovativeness in carrying out day-to-day assignments.

Each nomination must address the criteria below in no more than 200 words in length.

  1. Describe a major problem (two or more significant problems) the candidate handled exceptionally well.
  2. Describe one or more innovative programs initiated by the candidate.
  3. How has the candidate established the human resource function as an integral part of his/her organization's strategic goals?
  4. How has the candidate demonstrated his/her management skill within the human resource function?
  5. Describe one or more ways the candidate has contributed to the human resource profession as a whole.