Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Nominations now open for the 2013 NRS Achievement Awards

The Institute’s search for the next NRS awardees is now open. All organizational unit (OU) heads are encouraged to nominate qualified individual or teams this year who have made an outstanding contribution to IRRI.

Prizes include a plaque of recognition; US$ 500 for each category winner (divided among team members); merienda cena with the BOT, Director General, Deputy Director Generals, and awardee’s guests; an article of recognition in the IRRI Bulletin; and will be featured on the Roll of Honor prominently displayed in F.F. Hill Building at IRRI headquarters.

Since 2006, IRRI has been recognizing the exemplary contributions of nationally recruited staff (NRS) through the NRS awards program. The winning individual or group must have a record of exceptional accomplishment or initiative, outstanding efforts, and recognized and respected by peers. The annual NRS Awards categories are: 
  • IRRI Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement or Development (individual or group)
  • IRRI Award for Outstanding Research Support (individual or group)
  • IRRI Award for Outstanding Administrative Support (individual or group)
Individuals or groups may be nominated from IRRI headquarters and country office locations. There will only be one winner in each category.

The criteria for selection and details of the mechanics are included in the DG Memo 2013-2; the revised guideline was sent to staff on 18 February 2013. Director General Robert Zeigler will announce the awardees during the Board of Trustees meeting in April 2014.

All OUs are encouraged to submit at least one nomination to HRS Workplace Relations and Advisory Services (HRS-WRAS), who will act as the secretariat to the search committee. The members of the selection committee come from within the IRRI community and includes both research and non-research staff.

OUs can submit completed nomination forms to the OU committee chair and must be accompanied by sufficient supporting documents. To nominate, staff may use official forms online at www.bit.ly/NRSgroup for group nominations and at www.bit.ly/NRSindividual for individual nominations. Deadline for submission of all entries, coming from all OUs is on 14 March 2014 (Friday).

For more information, please contact HRS Workplace Relations and Advisory Services team at ext. 2363, or please send an email to irrihrs-wras@irri.org. Workplace Communications Article No. 2014-016

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