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Employee Recognition

1. The 2015-16 Administrative Fellowship Program (AFP)

Begins in September 2015. The AFP, which is administered by the Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity, and now currently in its twenty-fourth year of operation, is one of the cornerstones of our diversity and inclusion efforts. This valuable program seeks to attract talented professionals, and in particular members of historically underrepresented groups, to promote leadership opportunities and careers in higher education.

Here is a letter regarding the 2015 Administrative Fellows Program from Lisa M. Coleman, Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President, as well as an AFP brochure outlining the program and a Sponsor form which you can submit should your department be interested in a sponsor placement.

2. The Daniel D. Federman Staff Award for Exceptional Service

Harvard Medical School promotes an environment where institutional service is valued and recognized. The Daniel D. Federman Staff Award for Exceptional Service recognizes staff of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine who have made substantial contributions in service of the school(s). Commitment to institutional service is necessary to the overall success of HMS/HSDM. This Award was established to recognize and celebrate staff members who have set the standard for service at HMS/HSDM through their personal initiative in providing service and engaging others to do the same. Such service often goes unrecognized and unheralded.

3. Dolores J. Brown Award

This award was established to honor the memory of Dolores J. Brown for all she contributed to the School in her role as assistant to Dean Daniel C. Tosteson from 1985 until 1997, and Dean Emeritus from 1997 until 2000.

The Brown Family established this award in 2001 to recognize an exceptional staff member in HMS or HSDM who embodies the same spirit and commitment that Dolores had for her work at the School. An ad hoc committee will review nominations and select the recipient.

Eligibility:

Nominees must be overtime-eligible (hourly) staff receiving a Harvard paycheck and working directly for HMS or HSDM. These individuals can be in administrative, research, or educational support roles.

Award Criteria:

• Has a record of outstanding service to his or her position, to the School, and to his or her colleagues;

• Has demonstrated respect for the School and its mission;

• Helps create a welcoming, friendly and inclusive environment.

4. Harvard Heroes

Harvard staff members contribute vitally to Harvard’s excellence. Staff contributions include building and maintaining a vast infrastructure (technical, financial, physical and human) upon which the academic enterprise relies.

Harvard Heroes is an annual program held every spring that recognizes and celebrates high-performing staff from across every School and the Central Administration. These staff members have been nominated and/or selected by their peers and departments for their leadership, teamwork, adaptability, innovation and exceptional contributions. (For more information about Harvard Heroes, see the Program Overview.)

Being named a Harvard Hero is an honor of high distinction – only about 60 Heroes, or ½ of 1% of eligible staff – will be named, with selection based on 11 important criteria.

5. The Dean’s Award for Leadership in the Advancement of Women

The Dean’s Award for Leadership in the Advancement of Women was initiated by Dean Joseph B. Martin in 1998 to recognize Harvard faculty and staff members committed to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

The award is co-sponsored by the JCSW and the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine as an annual event and is organized by the Joint Committee on the Status of Women at HMS and HSDM.

6. The Sharon P. Clayborne Staff Diversity Award

Harvard Medical School is committed to the advancement of a work and educational environment that adds to diversity and encourages and sets the tone for inclusion. Through inclusion, we nurture diversity of thought, diversity in education and research, and diversity in areas such as culture, race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, age, and disabilities. In short, we raise the bar on excellence.

The Sharon P. Clayborne Staff Diversity Award has been established to recognize Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine staff who have made significant achievements in moving toward a diverse and inclusive community.

7. Dean’s Community Service Staff Award

Community service is an integral part of the missions of Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. In faithfulness to this commitment, the Dean’s Community Service Award was established in 1999 to recognize individuals whose dedication and commitment to community service have made a positive impact on the local, national, or international community.

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