Many organizations have a scheme for appreciating and recognizing employees for exemplary service. While in some organizations the scheme is merely an avenue for building a good work environment by motivating employees to achieve higher levels of performance, the Kenya Law's approach to such a scheme is that it is an end in itself - appreciation for exemplary service is a moral debt of gratitude that the employer owes to its employee and the fact that such a scheme would vicariously motivate employees is only incidental.
The terms of the Kenya Law Employee of the Year Award Scheme were developed in 2010 and were soon thereafter adopted by the Council’s Board. The scheme seeks to recognize the achievements and contribution of managers (Team Leaders) and departmental staff (Team Players) who stand out in their exemplary service and contribution to the Council, to appreciate them and to reward them.
Under the scheme, awards are for the following categories:
- Kenya Law Team Leader of the Year
- First Runner-up, Kenya Law Team Player of the Year
- Second Runner-up, Kenya Law Team Player of the Year
- Kenya Law Team of the Year
The Kenya Law Team Player of the Year Award
The Kenya Law Team Player of the Year Award goes to one among members of staff (other than a departmental Team Leader) who having been cited by the departmental Team Leader and evaluated by the Selection Committee, is selected as having attained the highest scoring or created the strongest impression on the basis of action or conduct that:
- Contributes to outstanding and sustained improvements in service and product quality as well as brand image for the Council;
- Significantly improves or enhances the quality of work and the Council’s work environment in ways that make a substantial difference for colleagues, stakeholders and customers;
- Develops creative solutions to operational challenges that result in significantly improving the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the Kenya Law, cost savings and increased revenue ;
- Fosters a work ethic and a corporate culture within the Kenya Law that promotes inter-departmental teamwork, enhances communications and inspires commitment and productivity;
- Represents outstanding and selfless exertion beyond the ordinary call of duty;
- Contributes meaningfully to the betterment of the environment, society and the community at large.
The awardees for each category are given such financial or other rewards and recognition as the Council determines from time to time. The awards are announced and presented during the annual Kenya Law End-of-Year Staff Conference.
Team Leader of the Year 2018 - 2019
Employee: Pascal Othieno
The Team Leader of the Year Nominee is a dedicated and devoted member of the management team managing a critical portfolio of the institution. The Nominee is passionate and has a good grasps of the organizational needs. The Nominee stands out as an all rounded leader who has demonstrated great knowledge and contribution to sustained improvements in service delivery. The Nominee can be relied upon to deliver assigned tasks and often has put in long hours beyond the ordinary call of duty to selflessly execute in good time when called upon on short notice.
They have shown great dedication and commitment to organizational values by rallying their team in delivering organizational objectives. Their professionalism comes across in all the tasks they execute.
The Nominee has served in various organizational committees and provided useful input and guidance to decision making. It is my pleasure to award the Team Leader of the Year to Paschal Othieno.
Team Player of the Year 2018/2019
Employee: Victor Kipyegon Cheruiyot
Department: ICT Department
The nominee has shown outstanding and selfless exertion beyond the ordinary call of duty to the NCLR through development of innovative solutions geared towards ensuring that Kenya Law fulfills its mandate in an effective and efficient manner.
They have single-handedly provided major support and training sessions to internal users of the Laws of Kenya Database thus ensuring that their workflow processes are streamlined according to their needs. This has resulted in a faster turnaround time with regards to publication of Laws of Kenya online.
The nominee has proved to be a reliable team player and is always ready and willing to assist whenever other team players need help with their duties. Additionally, they have consistently taking part in the NCLR’s extra-curricular activities such as sports and CSR events.
Their ability to deploy cutting edge technologies has contributed immensely to the strides made by the ICT Department. It is with great pleasure that I submit this nomination for Victor Kipyegon to be recognized as the Team Player of the Year, ICT Department.
Team Leader, ICT Department
1st Runners Up, Employee of the Year 2018/2019
Employee: Victor Baraka
Department: Human Resources and Administration
This is recognition of the outstanding performance and dedicated service.
The nominee is a hard worker and goes beyond their call of duty. This nominee is a team player and takes personal initiative to ensure that team objectives are met.
The nominee is facilitative, organized, innovative and dependable. The nominee is resourceful and the “go to person” not only to the department but to all staff and stake holders of Kenya Law. This nominee carries themselves and their work professionally; and is a fast learner.
It is with great pleasure that I submit this nomination for Victor Baraka to be recognized as the Team Player of the Year, Human Resources and Administration Department.
Team Leader, Human Resources and Administration Department
2nd Runners Up, Employee of the Year 2018/2019
1. Employee: Pauline Kamau
In the year 2018-2019, the nominee has shown great commitment to their duties, demonstrated professionalism and hard work. Even under pressure the officer has executed her duties with patience and grace. This nominee has consciously promoted team spirit in the department, always maintaining a cordial working relationship with colleagues at different levels.
The nominee has exhibited attention to detail and thoroughness in managing internal customer expectations and has a positive attitude towards management.
They have strived to meet their targets most of the time and are always willing to take instructions, and not shy away from seeking guidance and are always willing to learn.
On behalf of the Finance department, I hereby nominate Ms. Pauline Wangui as Kenya Law Team Player of the year, Finance Department.
Team Leader, Finance Department
2nd Runners Up, Employee of the Year 2018/2019
Employee: Faith Wanjiku
Department: Research and Development
Since joining Kenya Law, the nominee has shown dedication to their work and the quality of her work output has not been disappointing. The nominee has been especially exemplary in their duties, working long hours to ensure deadlines are met.
The nominee is a team player and has shown enthusiasm and dedication to Kenya Law and has a good attitude towards the management and fellow members of staff and this has helped foster a work ethic and a departmental culture that promotes inter and intra departmental teamwork.
The nominee interacts with all departments and no complaint has ever been made about their personal relations to fellow employees. Thus the nominee is a model employee whose attitude and principles others should emulate. I am proud to submit this nomination for Faith Wanjiku to be recognized as the Team Player of the Year, Research and Development Department.
Team Leader, Research and Development Department
Team Player of the Year, 2018/2019
The Nominees for the 2018/2019 Employee of the Year Award were announced at the Annual Kenya Law Staff Conference. The winners under the various departments were as follows;
Laws of Kenya Department Team Player of the Year 2018 - 2019
Employee: Eva Murage
Department: Laws of Kenya Department
The nominee is a dedicated and devoted member of the Laws of Kenya department who has diverse responsibilities. Our Nominee is committed to deliver on the mandate of the department by working tirelessly to have the Laws of Kenya online and in record time. The nominee is generous with their time and endures long working hours to ensure legislation is available online as their work is the first contact to the institution through online uploads.
The nominee has demonstrated the ability to work under pressure and to plan and organise successfully to meet tight deadlines. They have also documented the Kenya Gazette over the years and maintained this record dutifully. Our nominee also serves as a vice chairperson in the institution’s welfare team. It is with great pleasure that I submit this nomination for Eva Murage to be recognized as the Team Player of the Year, Laws of Kenya Department.
Team Leader, Laws of Kenya Department
Law Reporting Department Team Player of the Year 2018/19
Employee: Beryl Ikamari
Department: Law Reporting Department
The nominee is a great employee, a huge asset to the department and is so deserving of this award and recognition.
In their position, the nominee worked on over a hundred cases in the case editing unit in the FY 18/19 (the highest number in the unit). Over and above, the nominee has taken additional responsibilities assigned to them, without complaints and has consistently met all established deadlines and milestones. This has greatly enabled the department to clear backlog of cases.
The nominee has excellent writing and presentation skills; is organized and can work independently. They also effectively multi-task to ensure that all tasks assigned to them are completed in a timely manner.
The Law Reporting Department nominee for Team Player 2018- 2019 has a good work ethic and has a good attitude towards colleagues and management. The nominee is asset to the Law Reporting Department and Kenya Law as whole, and it is with great pleasure that I submit this nomination for Beryl to be recognized as the Team Player of the Year, Law Reporting Department
Team Leader, Law Reporting Department