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2018 CalPERS Spotlight on Excellence Award Recipient, Manuel Coalinga, volunteering with children at the YMCA

Nominate someone you know for the 2019 CalPERS Spotlight on Excellence Award.

The 20th Annual CalPERS Educational Forum is right around the corner, which means the nomination period is now open for the Spotlight on Excellence Award.

What Is the Spotlight on Excellence Award?

The Spotlight on Excellence Award helps shine a light on the work our CalPERS members do—the people who may go unnoticed, even as they work behind the scenes to provide essential services and infrastructure support to our communities, protect us 24/7, and keep our schools and school services operating. The annual award recognizes those who stand out from the crowd, an exemplary public agency, a specific program, or an individual employee for excellence and innovation, who has:

  • Exhibited the spirit of what it means to be of service to the public
  • Served as a model other agencies or employees can follow
  • A proven track record of success in building up their community

Have a person, agency, or program in mind? This is a peer-nominated award, and we need your help to share how their work has positively impacted your community. Consider making a nomination.

How to Submit a Nomination

Simply complete the online nomination form by 5:00 p.m., Friday, August 23, 2019. It’s a quick and easy process.

The 2019 award recipient will be honored in October at the 20th Annual CalPERS Educational Forum, featured on our social media channels, and have their story shared in our quarterly Employer News (PDF) publication.

All nominees must represent a CalPERS contracting agency.

See the Extraordinary Work of Last Year’s Recipient