DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH/YEAR POLICY
To recognize an exceptional full-time employee each month, and one employee from the twelve (12) previously selected in the prior calendar year for Employee of the Year. The employee selected will exemplify the City of Coral Gables Mission – “To honor our history by providing exceptional services that enhance the quality of life for our community”.
All City of Coral Gables full-time employees are eligible to be nominated for Employee of the Month with the exception of the following:
· Temporary or seasonal employees
· Employees currently on Probation
· Sworn Police officers or Firefighters as they are eligible for recognition through their respective departments
· Department Directors, Assistant Directors or Division Chiefs/Majors
· Employees who have been previously selected as Employee of the Year
· Employees who have previously been selected as Employee of the Month within the last five years (5)
Nominations can be submitted by City of Coral Gables Directors, employees or residents. The nominations can be found on the City of Coral Gables website or on the City’s Intranet website. Completed nominations must then be submitted to Human Resources Department.
Once a nomination is received, the Employee of the Month Coordinator (from the Department of Human Resources) will review each nomination to confirm eligibility. If the nomination meets with the City’s criteria, it will be presented to the Evaluation Committee for review and consideration.
The Evaluation Committee shall be composed of the previous Employee of the Year and three (3) representatives from at least two (2) City departments.
Nominations will be considered for a total of six (6) consecutive months. If selected, the full-time employee and department director will be notified and a letter acknowledging their selection will be sent to the employee with a copy placed in their personnel file.
An Employee worthy of receiving this recognition should possess the following values: Accessibility, Innovation, Accountability, Integrity, Competency, Loyalty, Dedication and Responsiveness.
The Employee of the Month can choose whether to be recognized in the Commission Meeting corresponding to the month in which they were selected, or in their respective department. During either event, the employee will be presented with a plaque and a check in the amount of four hundred dollars $400.00. If the employee elects to be recognized at the Commission Meeting, a brief video showcasing the employee will be shown during the presentation and regardless of selection a photograph of the employee will be displayed in City Hall for the duration of the month. In addition, the employee will also be recognized by the City of Coral Gables Rotary Club during their monthly luncheon and presented with a plaque.
EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR:
At the beginning of each calendar year, an evaluation committee composed of the previous three (3) Employees of the Year and a representative from Human Resources, will meet and select from the previous twelve (12) Employees of the Month, a new Employee of the Year. The winner of the Employee of the Year will be announced at a City sponsored event and presented with a check in the amount $1,500.00 along with a trophy. The City of Coral Gables Rotary Club will also present the Employee of the Year with a plaque in recognition of this award. In addition, the Employee of the Year’s picture will hang in City Hall for the duration of that year.