Management Innovation: Human Resources

Recognizes outstanding innovation in human resources management to strengthen agency operations and achieve strategic objectives.

Judging Criteria

Management Innovation entries will be judged on the degree to which they:

  • Are innovative
  • Are replicable
  • Respond to a management challenge or opportunity
  • Achieve measurable improvements in agency operations
  • Provide benefits that outweigh costs
  • Demonstrate effective use of resources
  • Achieve strategic objectives

If you have questions, please email or call 202-624-7710.

2014 Winner

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (Winner)

2014 Entries

California Housing Finance Agency:
"FOCUSed Communication"

CalHFA developed a tool to deliver focused communication in a way that staff would feel engaged and valued.

Colorado Housing and Finance Authority:
"Employee Wellness and the CHFA Challenge"

The keystone of CHFA’s wellness program is the CHFA Challenge, which rewards and encourages employees for adopting and maintaining healthy lifestyles

Idaho Housing and Finance Association:
"Paperless Human Resources - From Recruitment to Payroll (And everything in between)"

A cost‐effective, elegant, and accessible solution to a problem that plagues many businesses.

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (Winner):
 "Engaging Maryland Academia"

DHCD has worked with a number of schools to set up internships and fellowship opportunities to bring students who would be interested in the work of DHCD to the department to explore project and possible future employment opportunities.

 "Sign of the Times"

Michigan State Housing Development Authority:
"Employee Engagement Campaign"

Human Resources division geared up for a campaign that would motivate every single MSHDA employee – from top management to student assistant – to take part in this important survey and have their voices heard.

Ohio Housing Finance Agency:
"Onboarding New Hires"

In order to help new employees acclimate to their positions, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) introduced its new onboarding program in April 2014.