Awards & Recognition

2017
Government Technology Outstanding IT Project Award
The Mobile Learning Platform

2017

2017
OpenText Elite Award for Digital Transformation Excellence

2017

2017
National Association of Counties (NACO) Achievement Award for e-Appeals Portal program in the category of Personnel Management, Employment and Training

2017

2017
National Association of Counties (NACO) Achievement Award for NeoGov Implementation program in the category of Personnel Management, Employment and Training

2017

2016
Breast Feed Los Angeles - Pinnacle of Success Award

2016

2016
Productivity and Quality Awards - Top Ten Award for Dependent Eligibility Verificaton Program

2016

2016
Productivity and Quality Awards - Top Ten Award for Dependent Eligibility Verificaton Program

2016

2016
Productivity and Quality Awards - Top Ten Award for Youth Opportunity Program

2016

2016
Productivity and Quality Awards - Performance Measurement Award for Dependent Eligibility Program

2016

2016
Government Technology Outstanding IT Project Award Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources Website Project

2016

2016
Government Technology Outstanding IT Project Award Electronic Appeals Management System (eAppelas) Project

2016

2016
Government Technology Outstanding IT Project Award The Power of Business Intelligence Project

2016

2015
Productivity and Quality Top Ten Award - Collaborator
for Women's Veterans Program with Military & Veterans Affairs, 1st District, Public Library, Mental Health, and DPSS

2015

2015
Government Technology Outstanding IT Project Award
NeoGov Project

2015

2015
National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Award for Executive Leadership Development Program
in the category of Personnel Management, Employee Training and Employee Benefits.

2015

2015
Seven Seals Award
for support of men and women who serve in the National Guard and Reserve

2015

2015
Countywide Information Security Recognition Program
Best Security Awareness Event

2015

2014
National Association of Counties (NACO)
Achievement Award for Countywide Fitness Challenge

2014

2014
Government Technology Outstanding IT Project Award
Absence Management System

2014

2014
Board of Supervisors Scroll
Recognition of Executive Leadership Development Program

2014

2013
Government Technology
Outstanding IT Project Award for Online Testing

2013

Success
Awards
Collaboration

Los Angeles County STARS! Program

The acronym STARS! stands for Special Talents for Achieving Remarkable Service! This program provides the opportunity to recognize and celebrate exceptional achievements of County employees. Additionally, it promotes and rewards performance consistent with goals and values from the Countywide Strategic Plan: operational effectiveness, fiscal sustainability, and the importance of teamwork and collaboration.

Who is eligible for LA County STARS!?

All permanent employees performing competently or higher are eligible for nomination, with the exception of Department Heads and Chief Deputies, or a team or individual that has previously been recognized within the last 12 months. The Program allows for the nomination of teams, individuals, management and non-management employees. Teams are generally defined as task forces, committees, or groups consisting of 20 individuals or less.

How can departments submit nominations?

Nominations can be submitted using the following methods, and must include the department head’s signature or that of his/her designee:

US or COUNTY MAIL
Attention: LA COUNTY STARS!
Department of Human Resources
Talent Solutions Division
500 W. Temple Street, Suite 555
Los Angeles, CA 90012

FAX

213-613-4773

EMAIL

lacountystars@hr.lacounty.gov

PDF copies may be submitted which must include the department head or his/her designee’s signature.

What types of recognition will the LA County STARS! receive?

  • A custom-designed lapel pin color coded to the particular strategy with the County Seal and colored stars corresponding to the Strategies as follows: Fiscal Sustainability (Black); Service Excellence and Organizational Effectiveness (Blue or White); and Workforce Excellence (Red).
  • A letter of commendation in the awardee’s permanent personnel file from the Director of Personnel.
  • A personalized, decorative scroll from the Board of Supervisors presented at a Board meeting.
  • A framed photograph of the individual/team taken at the recognition ceremony.
  • An article in the County DIGEST.
  • A prominent display of the photographs in the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, on the third floor wall adjacent to the Office of Public Affairs and on electronic monitors before and/or after the televised Board of Supervisors meetings.
  • Display of winners on the County of Los Angeles Human Resources Awards & Recognition webpage.

Service Excellence & Organizational Effectiveness

Fiscal Sustainability

Workforce Excellence

Good Sample

Bad Sample

LA County STARS! Winners

April 2014

April 2014

Health Services

7C Grand Resort Unit Base Team

January 2014

January 2014

Beaches & Harbors

Marina del Rey Maintenance Dredging Team

January 2014

January 2014

Mental Health

Dr. Hanu Damerla

October 2013

October 2013

Sheriff

Brant Choate

October 2013

October 2013

Regional Planning

Florence-Firestone/Walnut Park Zone Enforcement Team

September 2013

September 2013

Public Social Services

Servers Consolidation Project Team

September 2013

September 2013

Internal Services

ISD Radio Team

August 2013

August 2013

Sheriff

Ricardo Velazquez

August 2013

August 2013

Health Services

MLK Dream Team

July 2013

July 2013

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

RR/CC Secure Team

April 2013

April 2013

Auditor-Controller, CEO, Executive Office of the Board, County Counsel

Redevelopment Agency Team

March 2013

March 2013

Parks & Recreation

Jared Didier

March 2013

March 2013

Public Defender

Public Integrity Assurance Section

January 2013

January 2013

Registrar Recorder/County Clerk

Business Filing & Registration/Lean Six Sigma Team

September 2012

September 2012

Public Social Services, CEO, CIO, County Counsel, District Attorney's Office

Data Mining Solution Project Team

July 2012

July 2012

Treasurer & Tax Collector

Malibu Refund Team

April 2012

April 2012

Beaches & Harbors, County Counsel, Regional Planning, Public Works

Team Marina

March 2012

March 2012

Public Social Services

Payment Verification System Project

March 2012

March 2012

Auditor-Controller, CEO, CIO, County Counsel, Treasurer & Tax Collector

eCommerce Readiness Group

February 2012

February 2012

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

Vital Mail Processing/Six Sigma Team

2014

2014

Sheriff

Sgt. Roger E. Wallace

2013

2013

Health Services

Thuy Banh

2015

2015

Auditor-Controller

Office of County Investigations Team

2013

2013

Sheriff

Deputy Velazquez

2013

2013

Internal Services

ISD Radio Team

2012

2012

Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk

Vitals Mail Processing/Six Sigma Team

2011

2011

Child Support Services

David Kilgore

2011

2011

Child Support Services

Call Center Financial Institution Data Match Project