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Employee/Team Member of the Month

In March 2001, NOAA kicked off two new and distinctly important monthly awards programs--the NOAA Employee of the Month and the NOAA Team Member of the Month (ETOM).

Both awards reward excellence for demonstrated and sustained effort in advancing NOAA's mission. The NOAA Employee of the Month Award honors an outstanding employee chosen from among all occupations and grade levels except members of the Senior Executive Service and Office Directors. Employees in these two categories are not eligible.

The NOAA Team Member of the Month Award pays tribute to a non-NOAA employee. From the Coastal Services Center in Charleston to our Joint Institutes in Boulder, the idea here is to give credit to the outstanding people who make our NOAA programs a success but are not actually Federal employees.

Effective July 1, 2017, in an effort to ensure consistency in the nomination process and provide fairness across the agency, the process to submit nominations for the ETOM nominations will be submitted using the Employee/Team Member of the Month Nomination form. All nominations will be submitted to LO/SO Awards POC(s). Nominations will be submitted by close of business (COB) on the 10th of each month prior to the month your nominations are due (or COB the previous business day when the 10th of the month falls on a weekend or federal holiday). However, nominations can still be submitted at any time prior to the 10th. Please note: Nomination not submitted on this form will not be accepted.

Selection criteria in both categories include:

Nominations will be submitted to designated NOAA Line or Staff Offices on a rotating basis each month.

Winners are recognized with a certificate from the Under Secretary/Administrator, an All-NOAA email from the Deputy Under Secretary for Operations, and their photographs displayed in NOAA's Headquarters (Department of Commerce Building), in our Silver Spring offices, and in our Regional Administrative Support Centers. Recognition by all of NOAA and our expression of appreciation will be broad.

If additional information is required after contacting your Line/Staff Office points of contacts, please contact the NOAA Recognition and Awards Program Manager, Darryl Thomas at Darryl.Thomas@noaa.gov.

Page last edited: September 20, 2017

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