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[10/27/10 - 09:28 AM]
CBS.com Launches "Employee of the Month" Contest Inspired by CBS's Hit Show "Undercover Boss"
Each finalist will be automatically eligible for the $5,000 Employee of the Year vote at the end of the season.

[via press release from CBS]

CBS.COM LAUNCHES "EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH" CONTEST INSPIRED BY CBS's HIT SHOW "UNDERCOVER BOSS"

Contest Allows Fans to Upload Videos, Nominating Family, Friends, and Co-Workers For A Chance To Win Grand Prize of $5,000*

SAN FRANCISCO - Oct. 27 � CBS.com today announced "Employee of the Month," an online contest inspired by CBS's popular show UNDERCOVER BOSS. The contest invites people to nominate themselves, family, friends or co-workers to be the UNDERCOVER BOSS Employee of the Month by submitting a 30 second video explaining why their nominee deserves recognition. Once the submission period is over, users will be allowed to vote for their favorite videos on CBS.com, deeming the person with the most votes Employee of the Month**.

The contest will run through Apr. 2011 and a monthly finalist will be chosen every month. Each finalist will be automatically eligible for the $5,000 Employee of the Year vote at the end of the season and will be featured on CBS.com.

"UNDERCOVER BOSS has encouraged millions of people to change the way they look at their jobs and the colleagues they work with," says Jeff Clark, Vice President of CBS.com. "This contest gives our users a chance to have someone they admire recognized on a national level and rewarded with a fantastic cash prize."

The contest will have monthly submission and voting periods. The submission period for the November contest is now open, ending on Nov. 10. Voting will be open to the public on Nov. 11, closing on Nov. 17. The finalist will be announced on Sunday, Nov. 21 on CBS.com.

UNDERCOVER BOSS was the Emmy-nominated #1 new series of the 2009-2010 season, averaging 17.7 million viewers. UNDERCOVER BOSS premiered following the Super Bowl to 38.7 million viewers, the largest audience for a new series following the Super Bowl. It also ranks as the biggest new series premiere since 1987 and the most-watched premiere episode of any reality series. The series airs on Sundays at 9pm/8pm, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

Each week, UNDERCOVER BOSS follows a different executive as they leave the comfort of their corner office for an undercover mission to examine the inner workings of their companies. While working alongside their employees they see the effects that their decisions have on others, where the problems lie within their organizations and get an up-close look at both the good and the bad while discovering the unsung heroes who make their companies run.

For more information about the UNDERCOVER BOSS Employee of the Month contest, please visit: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/undercover_boss/employee_of_the_month/.

* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. CONTEST IS OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD OR AGE OF MAJORITY IN YOUR STATE OF RESIDENCE AND OLDER AT THE DATE OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. THE LAST VIDEO UPLOAD ENTRY PERIOD ENDS AT 5:00 PM PT ON 4/20/11 FINAL VOTING PERIOD ENDS AT 5:OO PM PT ON 5/13/11. SEE OFFICIAL RULES FOR DETAILS AT CBS.COM.

**Monthly finalist and Winner are determined by combining the judges' votes with the public's votes.

About CBS.com

CBS.com, the online home of America's most-watched network, is the #1 broadcast network site in streaming, minutes and viewers. With interactive features, full streaming episodes, sneak peaks, forums, and HD video gallery and fantasy games, CBS.com allows fans to stay connected to their favorite shows before, during and after the broadcast.

About CBS Interactive

CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the best online content network for information and entertainment. With more than 200 million people visiting its properties each month, it is the 8th largest Web property globally. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET, CBS.com, CBSSports.com, GameSpot, TV.com, BNET, CBS Radio, and Last.fm, span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and business.

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