The Award of Distinction recognizes outstanding team members who go above and beyond their normal job responsibilities and whose actions serve as a model of excellence for others to follow. There are 6 categories for the Award of Distinction:
How to nominate: Complete and submit a State of Missouri Award of Distinction Nomination Form to the agency coordinator by the date designated by the Office of Administration.
Who can nominate: Any state team member may nominate another team member who is employed and in good standing.
Reward: Award of Distinction honorees are recognized at a reception sponsored by the Governor of the State of Missouri.
Missouri State Team Member of the Month
This program recognizes the individual contributions of a State of Missouri team member who has provided outstanding service to the citizens of Missouri. To be eligible, team members must have been named Team Member of the Month/Employee of the Month by their respective department or agency, and they must also meet at least one of the following criteria:
How to nominate: The Department/Agency Team Member of the Month Coordinator will submit a Nomination Form to the State Team Member of the Month Coordinator. Nominations will be reviewed and voted upon by the selection committee using the evaluation criteria.
Who can nominate: All departments and offices of elected officials can nominate their Department Team Member of the Month for the State Team Member of the Month. Department directors, deputy directors, and division directors (acting and official) are not eligible for this award.
Reward: Each team member selected for State Team Member of the Month will be honored with a letter from the Governor, as well as an award presented by their respective agency. In addition, they will be invited to an annual reception for further recognition during State Team Member Recognition Month in June.
Governor’s Award for Quality and Productivity
The Governor’s Award for Quality and Productivity is a team award meant to recognize service excellence, efficiency, innovations, process improvement, and employee ingenuity within Missouri State Government. All winning projects must meet the established requirements of effectiveness, responsiveness, and efficiency of such quality that make the project a model of excellence for others to follow.
For more information about this award and the nomination process, please review the Frequently Asked Questions .
How to nominate: Any State of Missouri team members who worked together in a group of 2-20 to implement a project that meets the qualifications of this award may submit a nomination form and a one-page executive summary (500 words or less) that describes the initial challenge, problem-solving measure, documentation, results, etc. attached to the front of the nomination form. Please review the nomination checklist to make sure nominations are completed correctly. Nominations should be submitted to the department coordinator for review and final disposition.
A selection committee of state executives will ultimately select the winning team(s) for each award category.
Who can nominate: Any Missouri state team member, manager, supervisor, or legislator may nominate a team for this award.
Reward: Selected team members will be recognized for their contributions during a formal award ceremony.