Governor's Awards for Excellence
The Governor’s Awards for Excellence is a prestigious and competitive program that recognizes commonwealth employees for exemplary job performance that reflects initiative, leadership, innovation and outstanding public service.
The nomination period for recognizing achievements that occurred in 2022 will be open from May 1 through May 31, 2023.
Employees are encouraged to submit their nominations online*.
Nomination Site (Awards.pa.gov) - Each nomination must include a clear, substantive description of the achievement and can be expanded beyond the nomination by up to five pages of supporting materials. Please note that you can save your progress on a nomination and finish it later! Your pending nominations will be displayed upon entering the nomination site. Note: you will not be able to view or modify nominations after they have been submitted as complete.
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Any current, permanent commonwealth employee can be nominated by another current, permanent commonwealth employee.
Self-nominations will not be accepted.
Group nominations may include up to 10 people.
Nominations should be for service, achievements or accomplishments that occurred in 2022 and meet one or more of the following criteria:
Must go beyond an individual agency program and have multi-agency impact.
Must have significant impact on the general public, or the life, safety, or property of another (others).
- Must have significantly enhanced the image, prestige, or effectiveness of the commonwealth.
- Exemplifies outstanding public service to the commonwealth.
If you have questions about the Governor's Awards for Excellence, please contact