Supporting the Development and Implementation of a Department of Public Health Employee Recognition Program, May 19, 1998

WHEREAS, the Health Commission at its April 7, 1998 meeting expressed the desire to recognize Department staff for outstanding work; and,

WHEREAS, we all know recognition of a special effort can make someone feel appreciated and work harder; and,

WHEREAS, recognition of staff efforts can boost morale throughout the entire organization; and,

WHEREAS, research has shown that while incentives help motivate employees to achieve a specific goal, recognition of employees for a job well done is essential for long term success; and,

WHEREAS, this is a time of great change in the health care industry, and establishment of a formal recognition program would provide the opportunity to support staff at all levels of the organization for their good work; and,

WHEREAS, a recognition program would highlight the Department's goals and emphasize results; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, the San Francisco Health Commission supports the proposed Employee Recognition Program draft plan; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Commission directs the Director of Health to operationalize an Employee Recognition Program; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, that using the criteria in the Employee Recognition Program, nominations will be reviewed on a monthly basis; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, that employees will be selected to receive the Employee Recognition Award at the regularly scheduled Commission meeting the third Tuesday of every month.

I hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was adopted by the Health Commission at its meeting of Tuesday, May 19, 1998.

Sandy Ouye Mori, Executive Secretary to the Health Commission