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Key Dates for 2019 Performance Recognition Program (PRP)

Key Dates and Timeframes:

May 28
PRP kick-off announcement sent to Cabinet Secretaries, Department Heads, College Presidents and Human Resources Directors.

May 31
Deadline for Agency Heads/HR Directors to identify Agency PRP Coordinator. Coordinators should email the Agency Coordinator Form to Nancy Heidt at Nancy.Heidt@mass.gov.

June 5
Agency PRP Coordinator Call-In Meeting at 2:00 PM.
  Call-in number will be provided in the days prior to the meeting. All coordinators are encouraged to call in!

June 5 – June 7
Agencies make internal/agency-wide announcement of the PRP kick-off.

June 10 – July 19
Nomination Period

July 19
All nominations for the Commonwealth Citation for Outstanding Performance are submitted to the agency coordinator. The coordinator gives all nominations to the Agency's Selection Committee* to review.

*Each agency has its own internal selection committee. The committee is responsible for reviewing all nominations within the agency and making final decisions regarding its recipients of the Commonwealth Citation (subject to Agency Head approval).

July 19
Recipients of the Commonwealth Citation for Outstanding Performance are selected by agency selection committee.

From the pool of Citation winners, the agency selection committee selects the agency’s nominee for the Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service.

August 9
Agency Coordinator enters all citation winners and Carballo nominee (if applicable) into the PRP Information System. (Rooney, Leadership & Mentoring, and Equity nominations do not get entered into the System).

Agency 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

September
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.

October
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.

Nov/Dec 2019
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 the Commonwealth Equity in Governance Award.*

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

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