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Key Dates for 2018 Performance Recognition Program (PRP)

Key Dates and Timeframes:

Late March
PRP kick-off announcement sent to Cabinet Secretaries, Department Heads, College Presidents and Human Resources Directors.

April 6
Deadline for Agency Heads/HR Directors to identify Agency PRP Coordinator. Coordinators submit the Agency Coordinator Form to Nancy Daiute at Nancy.W.Daiute@mass.gov.   

April 10
Agency PRP Coordinator Call-In Meeting at 11:00 AM.
  Call-in number will be provided in the days prior to the meeting.  All Agency PRP Coordinators are encouraged to call in!

April 10 - April 13
Agencies make internal/agency-wide announcement of the PRP kick-off.

April 10 - May 18
Nomination Period

May 18
All nominations for the Commonwealth Citation for Outstanding Performance are submitted to the Agency PRP Coordinator.  The Coordinator gives all nominations to the Agency's Selection Committee for review.

May 18 – June 8
Recipients of the Commonwealth Citation for Outstanding Performance are selected by agency selection committee. Agency PRP Coordinator obtains final approval from agency head.

From the pool of Citation winners, the agency selection committee determines if there is a viable candidate for the Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service.

June 8
Agency PRP Coordinator enters all citation winners and Carballo nominee (if applicable) into the PRP Information System.  (Rooney, Leadership & Mentoring, and Equity nominations are not entered into the System - sent
electronically only).

Agency PRP Coordinator submits the following completed nominations to HRD  electronically:                       

  • Manuel Carballo Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Service
  • Eugene H. Rooney, Jr. Public Service Award
  • Governor Paul Cellucci Award for Leadership & Mentoring in State Government
  • Commonwealth Equity in Governance Award

July
Citations for Outstanding Performance are distributed to Agency PRP Coordinators who will be responsible for obtaining agency head signature on each citation. Agencies keep the signed citations and plan for the distribution/internal recognition of its citation winners.

August
HRD announces the recipients of the Manuel Carballo Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Service, the Eugene H. Rooney, Jr. Public Service Award, the Governor Paul Cellucci Award for Leadership and Mentoring in State Government and the Commonwealth Equity in Governance Award.

Fall 2018
Award ceremony at the State House to formally recognize recipients of the Manuel Carballo Governor's Award for Excellence in Public Service, the Eugene H. Rooney, Jr. Public Service Award, the Governor Paul Cellucci Award for Leadership and Mentoring in State Government and Commonwealth Equity in Governance Award.*                             

*Citation winners are invited to State House event, but not formally recognized.

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