Employee Recognition 

Group of employees celebrating anniversaries in 2023

We know recognizing and appreciating employees for their hard work is key to maintaining a dedicated and energized workforce.  That is why the County provides various recognition activities for Multnomah County Employees.

Do you know a Multnomah County employee who goes above and beyond to connect community members to the services they need? Have you ever had a superior customer service experience while doing business with the county? Have you witnessed a team of county employees successfully collaborating to achieve something great?

Employee Awards by Nomination

An Employee Awards Selection Committee, with representation from all areas of Multnomah County, solicits and reviews nominations by other employees and members of the community. The committee selects award recipients once all nominations have been received.

Use our new, single form for submitting nominations in any of the six categories: Employee Recognition Nomination Form. (form closed 3/4/24 to move nominations to the next stage)

  • Diversity and Cultural Competency Award
    • To recognize employees and teams that promote inclusiveness and champion diversity in the community or within the county organization.
  • Employee Innovation Award
    • To foster employee innovations to improve work processes, which result in monetary savings or significant operational efficiencies
  • Outstanding Team Achievements Award 
    • To promote and recognize members of work teams that add significant value to the organization.
  • Superior Public Service Award – Internal and External
    • To promote and recognize individual employees for outstanding customer and public service.
      • Internal customer category is for when a county employee or team provides a service to other county employees.
      • External customer category is when the customer is the community, or members of the public. (Public should use this category)
  • Sustainability Award
    • To recognize employee and team efforts to make Multnomah County’s vision of attaining an equitable, livable, resilient, and low-carbon place to live and work possible.

Nominations are open year round, and winners are announced and celebrated during Public Service Recognition Week, the first full week of May.

If you have questions, please contact the Employee Recognition Coordinator at 503-988-7607, or Central HR at 503-988-5015.

Employee Recognition 2018 - Inspiration

Past winners share how being nominated impacted their lives.

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