Changes to the generic employee recognition nomination form depend on the rules of the program, which in turn depends on the organization.
Two major considerations are the number of nominations allowed per employee, and the period of nominations. Some programs allow only one nomination per employee, whereas other programs allow employees to make unlimited nominations, with each special performance worthy of nomination. Again, some programs allow on-going nominations, with nominations received before a cut-off date considered for a specific recognition ceremony, and nominations received after the date pushed back to the next ceremony, which may be a week, month, quarter or even a year away. Other programs, usually ad-hoc recognition programs entertain applications only during a specific period.
Other rules to be defined include the eligibility. Many programs allow for an across-the-board eligibility of all permanent employees. Others place restrictions such as only employees who have completed one year of service and are in good standing be considered, and still others segregate or restrict the awards by departments or work units. Many companies allow only supervisors or a particular class of employees to nominate, or require a nomination be endorsed by the supervisor. Yet others have department-wide nomination and recognition schemes, and others allow across-the-board nominations and recognition for employees cutting across department or grade lines.
Some programs place restriction on nominating a person with whom a direct reporting relationship or another special form of camaraderie exists.