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McElhinney Distinguished Service Award Guidelines

Making a Nomination for the McElhinney Distinguished Service Award

All employees who have received a Staff Excellence Award are eligible for the McElhinney Award but only those who won a Staff Excellence Award in the last three years will be automatically considered. Supervisors are responsible for reviewing the names of their eligible employees. If there is some reason an employee should not be considered, the supervisor must inform the Chair of the Staff Awards Selection Committee as soon as possible.

In all cases it is recommended that a supervisor update the nominee’s file by completing a new nomination form. If no new information is submitted, the material from their previous Staff Excellence nomination will be used. For a Staff Excellence Award winner from earlier than three years ago, the supervisor must specifically re-nominate them and request that either the original file be reconsidered or submit a new nomination form and new recommendation forms.

A maximum of four recommendation forms may be sent forward for any nominee but are not required for consideration. If more than four recommendations are received, the nominee's supervisor will be asked to decide which four to use.