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Employee Awards

The Commissioner’s Awards recognize excellent performance, celebrate our accomplishments – and inspire pride.

Know of outstanding work? Submit a nomination for any of the following awards throughout the year! Winners of an annual award will be recognized at an annual ceremony and may receive a cash prize.

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Quarterly and Annual Awards:

  • Outstanding Sanitation Worker or Crew
  • Outstanding Supervisor
  • Outstanding GS Level 1 - 4
  • Outstanding Civilian
  • Outstanding Enforcement Agent

Commissioner’s Awards:

  • Innovation:
    outstanding performance by an individual, unit or group of employees who have improved an operational or developmental process, structure or system to better serve New Yorkers
  • Advancing Safety:
    outstanding performance by an individual, unit or group of employees to advance safety of the public and/or Department employees
  • Sustainability:
    outstanding performance by an individual, unit or group of employees to reduce our environmental impact and/or protect New York City’s valuable resources
  • Public Engagement:
    outstanding performance by an individual, unit or group of employees doing work to educate the public, increase awareness, or engage with a community to advance the work of the Department
  • Managerial Excellence:
    outstanding performance by a manager-level employee who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and/or strengthened their team
  • Excellence in Service During Snow or Emergency Events:
    outstanding performance by an individual, unit or group of employees who have provided service in an exemplary way during a snowstorm or emergency event