The Employee Recognition Branch administers the Kentucky Employee Suggestion
System, Kentucky Governor’s Ambassador Award, Kentucky Public Service Recognition Week, and distributes employee recognition certificates and retirement certificates.
The Kentucky Employee Suggestion System recognizes and rewards classified (merit) employees for suggestions which lead to an increase and/or improvement in the efficiency, economics, safety, morale, and/or public relations of a state agency. The cash awards range from $100 to the maximum award of $2,500.
The Kentucky Governor’s Ambassador Award is an opportunity to highlight stories of state employees who have significantly and positively impacted the lives of their co-workers, customers, and community at large in the areas of customer service, courage, leadership, professional achievement, teamwork or community service and volunteerism. Nominations may be made by state employees or private citizen.
Kentucky State Government employees are acknowledged for the time they have dedicated to service. The Personnel Cabinet distributes Recognition of Service Certificates. Upon retirement, an employee will receive a Retirement Certificate and letter from Governor Beshear.
The Kentucky Public Service Recognition Week is traditionally the first week of October. Agencies are encouraged to find innovative ways to celebrate the week and recognize their employees for the broad variety of services provided by government for a “job well done.”