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Nominate Now for the Support Services Superstar Award!
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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, 2022 and 12- Month employees by July 1, 2022). 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 $250 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 accepting/declining via an email. 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 2022-2023 Support Services Superstar Award:
  • September 14 – October 14, 2022 Nominations received
  • October 17 – October 28, 2022 Nominations reviewed
  • Week of November 14, 2022 Award recipients notified
  • School/departments will schedule site celebrations in conjunction with Human Resources and APGFCU
Nomination forms may be downloaded by clicking here! For additional information, please contact Ben Richardson, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources at 410-588-5226.