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The Joan Markman Award for Integrity

The award is presented to someone who demonstrates a strong commitment to integrity, diligence, and transparency on behalf of the City of Philadelphia. The award, previously named the Inspector General Integrity Award, honors Joan Markman, the first Chief Integrity Officer for the City of Philadelphia, who passed away on January 15, 2015 after serving city government since January 7, 2008. 


The Inspector General’s Joan Markman Award for Integrity recognizes those who demonstrate excellence in their work with the Inspector General’s Office, who go above and beyond the call of duty, and who support the Inspector General’s mission of upholding the public trust with the highest standards of ethics and integrity by rooting out fraud, corruption or misconduct.

The eligibility requirements for the Award are as follows:

• Recipients must be City employees, individuals who work with the City of Philadelphia, or members of the public; and

• Recipients must work with the Inspector General’s Office to assist with an investigation of significance to Philadelphia or with the Office of the Chief Integrity Officer to strengthen the City's ethical culture.

• Cabinet members and Department or Agency Heads are not eligible to receive the award; but they are encouraged to nominate individuals for the award.

The award winner will receive a $1,000 award prize, two free tickets to the Mayor’s Box for an upcoming event, a certificate in recognition of his or her achievement and a photograph memorializing the recognition. The winner, his or her family, and nominators will also be invited to a ceremony in City Hall.

Members of the public, including City staff, may submit nominations with an accompanying essay. Nominations must be submitted by Thursday, March 1, 2018, to the Office of the Inspector General, Richard Riley, Office Manager at or 601 Walnut St. Suite 300 East, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

The award winner will be announced in March 2018.

About the Inspector General:
The mission of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is to enhance the public confidence in the integrity of the City government by rooting out corruption, fraud, misconduct, waste and mismanagement.
Nominee Background Information:
Nominee’s First Name
Nominee’s Last Name
Nominee’s Payroll Number if a City employee
Nominee’s Contact information
Nominee’s position

Based on your firsthand knowledge, please summarize what makes this person worthy of the award? (500 words or less)

Please include examples of excellence in one or more of the following areas:
• Worked together with the Inspector General’s Office on a significant administrative or criminal investigation or series of investigations;

• Worked together with the Inspector General’s Office to solve an extraordinary problem or achieve a significantly difficult goal;

• Provided extraordinary service to the Inspector General’s Office delivered with ingenuity, energy and compassion;

• Regularly exhibited commitment beyond the call of duty in the interest of integrity, honesty and transparency;

• Presented outstanding and reliable performance; both under pressures of daily routine and in times of crisis with the highest ethical standards at all times;

• Displayed dedication to upholding public interest above all other competing interests, pressures and demands.

Please provide your contact information. We will use this information to confirm receipt of information and to contact you if further information is needed.

Nominator Background Information:
Relationship to nominee

Nominations can be emailed or provided at this link.