The City of Portsmouth has dedicated employees working together on behalf of the citizens of Portsmouth. In every organization, there are individuals who are exemplary in overall performance. The need for accountability, the desire for measurable results and the move toward greater productivity has put emphasis on rewarding specific outcomes and employee actions. These programs are structured to enable management and fellow employees to recognize and reward outstanding achievements of City employees and to stimulate the potential of all employees to achieve higher standards of excellence and increased efficiency in City operations. The responsibility to encourage participation in this rewarding program belongs to all employees and management personnel.