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2/6/15 12:43 PM

Innovation and Creativity Awards

Dear Colleagues,

I am excited to announce that nominations are now open for the Innovation and Creativity Awards. This new program is the final element in the Rewards and Recognition Program and is the successor to the former Employee Suggestion Plan.

This program recognizes employees who develop clearly defined and implementable ideas that result in:
1. Measureable cost savings, and/or
2. Noticeable improvements to productivity, processes, customer service or safety.

Typically, innovations may:
> Reduce costs or increase revenue.
> Increase the quality of customer service.
> Increase efficiencies by saving time and/or increasing productivity.
> Enhance internal and/or external customer communications.

All employees are eligible to win and there is no limit to the number of submissions. Paper forms can be found outside Human Resources on the information stand and at the Customer Service Centre on the main floor at 1900 Yonge St. Nomination forms can also be found at each operating division.

For more information on eligibility criteria and prizes, please visit the Rewards and Recognition Program intranet site (internal website or see below) or contact Mary Leo-Oliver, Manager of Special Events at 416-393-4320.

I am confident that our employees across the Commission have innovative and creative ideas that will inspire us and help us deliver a transit system that makes Toronto proud.

Andy Byford
Chief Executive Officer
February 3, 2015

Innovation and Creativity

Description and Criteria

Recognizes employees who develop clearly defined and implementable ideas that result in:
1. Measurable cost savings of at least $50,000 - Detailed Guideline
2. Noticeable improvements to productivity, processes, customer service or customer safety - Detailed Guideline

Eligibility and Submissions

> All regular full-time and regular part-time employees can win.
> No limit to number of submissions.
> Ideas must be clearly defined and address specific program criteria.
> Ideas are submitted via electronic or paper forms and reviewed by an Adjudication Committee.
   - Paper forms can be found outside Human Resources on the information stand or the Customer Service Centre on the main floor at 1900 Yonge St.
   - Nomination forms can also be found at each operating division.
   - Nominate using the electronic submission form (via the intranet).

Events

> One winner per quarter from each of the two categories attend Quarterly Events.
> One winner selected annually from each of the two categories attend Annual Gala.

Prizes

> Winners in the Cost Savings Category:
   - Certificate of Achievement and TTC Memento for Quarterly Winners.
   - 10 per cent of cost savings, up to $25,000.
   - TTC Award Trophy for Annual Winners.

> Winners in the Productivity and Process Category:
   - Certificate of Achievement and TTC Memento for Quarterly Winners.
   - TTC Award Trophy for Annual Winners.
   - Memento Related to Area of Improvement.

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