Prudential – Davis Productivity Awards Luncheon Honors Those Who Save Taxpayers’ Money
TALLAHASSEE — Florida TaxWatch is proud to recognize state employees from the Tallahassee area for their innovative and cost-saving ideas at the Prudential – Davis Productivity Awards Luncheon in Tallahassee on Friday, June 1, 2012, where 37 awards will be presented to individuals and teams.
Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll and Steve Halverson, Chairmanof the Florida Council of 100 will serve as Masters of Ceremony at the awards luncheon.
WHEN: Kickoff Awards Luncheon 11:30 a.m. – 1: 30 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2012
Dominic M. Calabro, President/CEO of Florida TaxWatch will begin program at noon
WHERE: Florida State University, University Center Club, Bldg. B, 1 Champions Way,
Tallahassee, Florida, 32306
The Prudential – Davis Productivity Awards program is a major government improvement initiative chaired by Lt. Governor Carroll, administered by Florida TaxWatch, and sponsored by Florida TaxWatch, The Florida Council of 100, and the state of Florida. Now celebrating its 24th Anniversary, the program recognizes and rewards (with cash awards of $200 to $5,000 pluscommemorative plaques and certificates of commendation) state employees whoclearly exceed their job descriptions and performance expectations in ways that improve service delivery and save money for Florida taxpayers. Since 1989, thousands of individuals, teams, work units and partnerships have been honored for producing $7.6 billion worth of added value.
The 2012 competition conferred 533 individual and team awards statewide to thousands of state employees for their innovations and productivity improvements worth $509 million in cost savings, cost avoidances, and increased revenue for state government. The program saves even more money by working with agencies and government officials to replicate the cost-savings measures recognized and rewarded during the annual competition. For more information on the program, please see “About the Program” on www.floridataxwatch.org/prudpa.aspx
In addition to the 37 awards that will be presented during the ceremony Friday, another 236 awards were conferred on state employees (individually and in teams) from the Tallahassee/Northwest Florida area. The accomplishments, for which all 273 Tallahassee/Northwest Florida awards were conferred, as well as those of all awards from around Florida, are detailed in the 2012 Prudential – Davis Productivity Awards Magazine and a list of all winners will be available at www.FloridaTaxWatch.org/prudpa.aspx on June 1.
Regional Events will follow in Jacksonville (June 11), Gainesville (June 12), Orlando (June 13), Miami (June 19), Ft. Lauderdale (June 20), and Tampa (June 21).
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CONTACT: Chris Barry,