2016 Commissioner's Award

Performance Recognition Awards Program 2016

This year we will celebrate the 24th Annual Commissioner's Award for Outstanding Performance during National Public Works Week (May 16th – 20th).

As in the past, four employees who demonstrate exemplary work performance will be recognized with the presentation of the "Commissioner's Award for Outstanding Performance" at a ceremony and cookout scheduled for Wednesday, May 18th.

Nomination Process
All full-time permanent employees of the Department of Public Works who have at least two (2) years of service with the Department will be eligible.

A standard Nomination Form will be used to describe the individual's accomplishments and why they should be recognized. Nomination Forms are attached, and additional forms are available at the DPW Front Desk and on the website www.cambridgema.gov/theworks.

Who can Nominate?
Individuals may be nominated by supervisors, peers, professional colleagues or others who are familiar with the person's work. Employees may not be nominated by relatives or direct subordinates, nor may they nominate themselves.

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria of individuals for recognition are one or more of the following:
     • Attainment of high priority DPW objective(s);
     • Exceptional managerial, organizational and/or communications achievements;
     • Exemplary leadership;
     • Achievement of significant improvements in productivity and/or savings in DPW operations;
     • Outstanding performance in DPW daily duties.


Please help us recognize outstanding employees by submitting a nomination. Nominations are due by Friday, April 29th.  

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