Call for Nominations
The Regional Chair and the Regional Executive are requesting nominations for the “NCR 2020/21 Executive of the Years Award” and “NCR 2020/21 Steward of the Years Award”.
The PIPSC National Capital Region (NCR) will be holding a 2021 NCR virtual Regional Council on Friday 24 September 2021. This is would typically be held in May 2021. This event was delayed due to COVID-19. The May 2020 NCR Regional Council and the September 2020 Steward Council and the September 2021 Steward Council were all cancelled due to COVID-19. The NCR Executive Awards Committee previously sought nominations for 2020 NCR Executive of the year, and 2020 NCR Steward of the year and 2021 NCR Executive of the year. The new plan is as follows. On 24 September 2021, during the 2021 NCR virtual Regional Council, the NCR will be awarding a “2020/2021 NCR Executive of the Years Award” and a “2020/2021 NCR Steward of the Years Award”. All nominations for all NCR award submitted in 2020 or 2021 have been retained. If you have submitted a nomination, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The NCR Awards Committee would like to confirm if you still wish to have this member considered and if you wish to update your submission.
Additional nominations are still being sought. All new nominations are due by August 27, 2021. The nominations should be sent to NCR_Admin@pipsc.ca.
P1.3 NCR Executive of the Years Award
The purpose of the award is to recognize and promote the outstanding contributions of a PIPSC member active on an executive or in committee work of a PIPSC constituent body in the NCR.
P184.108.40.206 Candidates must be a PIPSC member in good standing, with a minimum of 5 years of service on a PIPSC constituent body executive. Service need not be continuous, nor in only one executive or committee.
P220.127.116.11 The members of the Awards Committee must resign from the committee if they are nominated for an award and they wish the nomination to be considered.
P18.104.22.168 Sitting Members of the current NCR Executive are not eligible.
P1.3.3 Presentation Ceremonies
The announcement and Presentation of the winner of the award shall normally be made at the NCR Regional Council.
The NCR Executive of the Year is given to a member of the Institute in the National Capital Region who:
(a) has served diligently for at least five years on a PIPSC constituent body executive, national or regional committee, or the Regional Executive;
(b) has made a substantial contribution to the members of the institute; and
(c) has made improvements in the recognition and status of the Institute in the workplace and/or the region.
The Awards Committee will use a points-rating system that sets the weighting of these criteria for each award
a) Work-site achievements – mediation, information, organization, exemplary service and visibility, - 20 of 100 points
b) Service to the Institute - education and creating awareness of the role of PIPSC Stewards in the Work Place; active participation in branches, executives, general Institute activities etc. – 50 of 100 points
c) Service to fellow members - participation in OSH, LMRC etc. - 30 of 100 points
A PIPSC member in good standing can nominate any other PIPSC member.
Nominations shall include a detailed description of the nominee's contributions and achievements as a member of an executive or committee.
Nominations shall be submitted to the Chair of the NCR Awards Committee.
Nominations may be submitted at any time during the year. A public call for nominations will be made by the NCR Chair at least 60 days in advance of the NCR Regional Council.
P1.3.6 Selection Process
The Awards Committee will review all nominations carefully; a recommendation will be made to the NCR Executive. The recommendations and subsequent decision of NCR Executive will remain confidential until the chosen nominee is notified by the NCR Chair or the Chair of the Awards Committee.
Steward of the Years – NCR Region Outline
In these regulations,
- “Award” means the Steward of the Year Award.
- “Institute” means the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada.
- “Committee” means the National Capital Region Awards Committee or its successor as determined and appointed by the NCR Executive.
AWARDs OF HONOUR
It honors those stewards who have rendered conspicuous service to the Institute and Members at large. Candidates should have made a substantial contribution to the promotion of the Institute in their workplace, their branch, group and region. The award is a symbol that the steward accepts this responsibility with pride.
AWARD SELECTION CRITERIA
The Award is given to stewards of the Institute who have served diligently for at least three years and/or have made a substantial contribution to the members or improvement in the recognition and status of the Institute in the workplace. Such service will usually be rendered through efforts in the workplace, participation in Institute affairs such as branches, groups and region. Nomination to the Award shall be in a form as prescribed by the Committee from time to time. Nominations should provide sufficient information to enable the committee to make its recommendation. Nominations may be made at any time, but will be considered annually. Only members in good standing are eligible for the award. The NCR Executive Secretary shall maintain a current register of the Award recipients.
The design of all medals, awards, forms and certificates will be under the direction of the PIPSC. The format of presentation and ceremonies will be under the direction of the Institute. Inclusion in the Award shall not be awarded posthumously unless notification of inclusion has been made prior to the candidate’s death.
The administrative body for the Award shall be the NCR Awards Committee of the NCR Executive. The NCR Executive appoints the members of the Committee. The members of the Committee must resign from the committee if they are nominated for an award and they wish the nomination to be considered.
The Committee is responsible for the selection of the winning recipient and develops the procedures required for the selection process. The Committee’s decision is final.
The Committee may recommend individuals for inclusion in any classification without prior nomination.
The Committee may announce runner-ups to the Award and present a suitable award to the runner-ups.
SELECTION CRITERIA AND PROCESS
The Awards Committee will use the following selection criteria in evaluating candidates. A points-rating system sets the weighting of these criteria for each award (see table).
- Work-site achievements – mediation, information, organization, exemplary service and visibility.
- Service to the Institute - education and creating awareness of the role of PIPSC Stewards in the Work Place; active participation in branches, executives, general Institute activities etc.
- Service to fellow members - participation in OSH, LMRC etc.
Points Rating System for Evaluation of Submissions
Weighting of Selection Criteria
AWARD Work-Site Achievements / Service to the Institute / Service to Fellow Members
Steward of the Year – NCR Region AWARD
Service to the Institute
Service to Fellow Members
You will receive a written acknowledgment that your nomination package has been received. Please note that the Awards Committee would prefer that a nomination not be revealed to a candidate before its consideration by NCR Awards Committee.
The Awards Committee will review all nominations carefully. Each nomination will be rated and ranked with all other nominations, based on a selection criteria. Once the Awards Committee has made its final selection, a recommendation will be made to NCR Executive. The recommendations and subsequent decision of NCR Executive will remain confidential until the chosen awardee is notified by the NCR Chair. Public announcement of the winner will be made at the NCR Steward Council and the award will be made at the PIPSC Annual General Meeting.
Following this process, you will be notified as to the success of your nomination. Nominations not selected will be reconsidered for the next year. Further material may be added to nomination packages at that time. If your nomination is successful, it is anticipated that you, your fellow nominators and the awardee will wish to attend the presentation ceremony. Invitations will be sent to you to attend the awards presentation ceremony.