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Employee Recognition Awards

The Employee Recognition Program recognizes employees for a variety of achievements including years of service, an occasion of exceptional performance or a long history of outstanding performance.

Service Awards

The Office of Employee Recognition honors employees for every five-year milestone of service to the County with mementos such as plaques, pins and other small tokens. It is our way of saying thank you to the County's most valuable assets, its employees.

Special Recognition Increase

This program allows department directors to nominate qualified employees for an additional pay step and recognition for a job well done. The Employee Relations Department has the responsibility for receiving and reviewing the nominations and processing them through a Committee review. For further information contact: Employee Relations Department, Career Development Division at 305-375-2473.

Executive Service Award Program

This program recognizes the prolonged, high quality accomplishment of employees in Executive Service Groups 1 through 5. There are two categories of recognition: Meritorious Service Award and Distinguished Service Award. The first includes a lump sum payment of $2,500 and the second a lump sum payment of $5,000. A plaque and pin are also presented to the employee. The lump sum paid under this program is in addition to base salary and no executive may receive more than two awards in any five year period.

For information about this program, see Administrative Order 7-26  Adobe Reader.

Emergency Service Award Program

This program recognizes outstanding service under emergency conditions performed by Miami-Dade County police and firefighters who are not otherwise eligible for payment of overtime. Nominations are submitted by department directors and Assistant County Managers. Nominees must have participated in the provision of emergency services under extraordinary conditions. Recognition is in the form of a lump sum payment and only two awards are allowed within a five year period.

For more information about this program, see Administrative Order 7-11Adobe Reader 

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