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2021 Support Services Superstar Award Program
Nominations are being accepted for the Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) Support Services Superstar Award. This annual program gives HCPS stakeholders the opportunity to recognize deserving support services employees. APG Federal Credit Union (APGFCU) is the proud sponsor of HCPS Support Services Superstar Awards.

All Harford County Public Schools regular support staff employees are eligible for the award. Employees must be appointed at least .5 FTE and must have successfully completed one year of continuous service (10-Month employees by September 1, 2021 and 12- Month employees by July 1, 2021). Supervisors, administrators, teachers and other certificated employees, and substitute employees are not eligible to receive this award. Nominees must meet APGFCU eligibility criteria (to include but not limited to being a member or eligible for membership in good standing of any existing or former accounts).

Examples of eligible support staff employees include:
  • Clerical support
  • Instructional support (Paraeducators; Inclusion Helpers, etc.)
  • Custodial support
  • Facilities support
  • Food service support
  • Transportation support
  • Central office support – non-supervisory (Technology; Business Services; Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; Human Resources, etc.)
The awards will be based on employees meeting at least one of the following criteria:
  • Exemplary performance, outstanding achievements, or accomplishments
  • Exemplary role model to include outstanding customer service, collaboration, and positive attitude
  • Cost savings or ideas that contribute to increased efficiency
  • Positive impact on an individual, work location, or school system
Up to 15 award recipients will be awarded $200 each. The cash award will be deposited into an APGFCU share account for those recipients already APGFCU members. Non-APGFCU member recipients have the option of establishing a membership for award deposit or receiving a Visa Gift Card. In addition, schools/departments will receive $100 to host a celebration for successful recipients within his/her work location.

A nomination form completed in its entirety should be submitted to Human Resources as the first step in the selection process. Eligible employees will be asked to confirm their interest by submitting an online application. A panel of judges will review the submitted applications to select finalists to recommend to the Superintendent. Upon approval by the Superintendent, award recipients will be notified on Education Support Professional Day (Wednesday of American Education Week).

Timeline for 2021-2022 Support Services Superstar Award:
  • August 25 – September 30, 2021 Nominations received
  • October 1 – October 30, 2021 Nominations reviewed
  • Week of November 15, 2021 Award recipients notified
  • School/departments will schedule site celebrations in conjunction with Human Resources and APGFCU
Nomination forms may be downloaded at www.hcps.org, or by clicking here. For additional information, please contact Ben Richardson, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources at 410-588-5226.

APG Federal Credit Union is the proud sponsor of HCPS Support Services Superstar Awards.