AITP Announces Professional Award Deadlines for 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Posted by: Mike Hall, Professonal Awards Chair
AITP has set the due dates for the Professional Member and Chapter Awards programs. The 2012 Award Year Professional Awards Schedule gives more time for Chapter Awards Chairs to submit award requests. Editing changes made to the COPA, PCI and Region funding request forms.
The Professional Member and Chapter Awards program information and forms can be found at the Professional Awards Page: http://www.aitp.org/?page=Professional_Awards. To find this page, log into http://www.aitp.org/. Hover over AITP Leaders Only in the left navigation rail. Then hover over Reports, Manuals & Forms. Then click on Professional Awards.
Individual Performance Award (IPA)
This award recognizes individual professional members for the contributions they have made to AITP at the chapter, region and association level, as well as their contributions to the IT community. Members earn points for various activities. Awards are earned at specific point levels. Details are in the Individual Performance Award Manual on the Professional Awards page. IPA point tracking is done via the Individual Performance Award Spreadsheet which can be downloaded from the Professional Awards page. The spreadsheet is the same as last year's.
IPA Award submissions should be made 6-8 weeks ahead of the meeting that the chapter intends to present the award. This gives the association time to review the award submissions, order the award, and have it shipped to the chapter. Award submissions are made via the Individual Performance Award Order Form and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Outstanding Chapter Awards (COPA, ROCA, AOCA)
Outstanding Professional Chapters are recognized through the Chapter Outstanding Performance Award (COPA). Chapters complete the Chapter Outstanding Performance Award Spreadsheet, found on the Professional Awards Page, to detail their activities in the areas of: Association, Giving Forward, Local Community, Business Community, and Chapter. The COPA spreadsheet will be updated this year and posted on the Professional Awards page by Feb. 1, 2013. The spreadsheet is to be emailed to email@example.com.
The award deadlines are:
- Chapters must submit the COPA spreadsheet by April 15, 2013.
- Regions will be given the list of COPA recipients by May 31, 2013.
- Regions must submit their Region Outstanding Performance Award (ROCA) winner from the COPA recipients by June 30, 2013.
- AITP will select the Association Outstanding Performance Awards (AOCA) winner from the ROCA recipients by July 31, 2013.
Professional Chapter Incentive (PCI)
Professional Chapters can earn funding if they have completed various activities. Details are in the PCI Funding Request Instructions and PCI Funding Request Spreadsheet on the Professional Awards page. The form has been updated this year. The maximum payment has been temporarily reduced to $200.
Chapters must submit the PCI Funding Request Spreadsheet to firstname.lastname@example.org between January 31, 2013 and May 31, 2013.
AITP will be soon post reports that will help chapters complete the PCI Funding Request.
Professional Chapter Affirmation Form
The Professional Chapter Affirmati0n form at http://www.aitp.org/?ChapterAffirm should be completed by the a chapter officer of each professional chapter in order for the chapter to receive a $5 per member dues rebate from the Association. This must be done annually. The Chapter Affirmation form asks for you to ensure that AITP has the current leaders identified. That will help us ensure that AITP communicates to the correct people concerning your chapter. It also asks for you to affirm that the chapter is still active and holding regular meetings for its members.
The form is due in January each year. If submitted after January, Chapter rebates will commence starting the month of the submission of the form but will not be retroactive to the first of the year.
This form can be found by logging into AITP, hovering over AITP Leaders Only in the left navigation rail, hoveringover Reports, Manuals and Forms and then clicking on Chapter Reports. The form to submit chapter leaders can also be found at that page. A direct link is: http://www.aitp.org/resource/resmgr/chapter_documents/aitp_chapter_officers_(word).doc.
Regions can earn funding if they have completed various activities. Details are in the Region Funding Request Instructions and Region Funding Request Spreadsheet on the Professional Awards page. The form has been updated this year. The maximum payment has been temporarily reduced to $500.
Regions must submit the Region Funding Request Spreadsheet to email@example.com between January 31, 2013 and May 31, 2013.
Distinguished Information Sciences Award (DISA)
The DISA recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions through distinguished services to the field of information management. Details, past recipients, and the submission form can be found in the Distinguished Information Sciences Award manual on the Professional Awards page. The nomination form is to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (with a copy to email@example.com).
The DISA nomination submission deadline is December 31, 2013.
The Professional Awards Committee is under the Association Chapter and Region Support Service Area. The 2013 Co-Chairs of this Service Area are Barbara Viola and Vicki Hampton. The 2013 Professional Awards Chair is Mike Hall. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.