Federal News Radio has announced the winners of the fourth annual Causey Awards, recognizing human-resources professionals who have gone above and beyond to help the government operate better. This year’s winners are individuals from the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the departments of Defense and Agriculture and the Social Security Administration.
Laura Williams, an eDiplomacy liaison officer with the State Department’s Bureau of Information Resources Management, was nominated for her work improving staffing in the agency’s IT department.
Stephen Shih, deputy associate director of Executive Resources & Employee Development at the Office of Personnel Management, was nominated for designing a new performance appraisal system for the Senior Executive Service.
Mary Santiago, director of VA’s Veteran Employment Services Office, was nominated for her work with the VA for Vets program.
Patricia Pointer, deputy comptroller for HR in the Treasury Department’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), was nominated for her efforts to integrate the Office of Thrift Supervision into OCC.
Dorine Andrews, chief information officer at the Peace Corps, was nominated for creating a process-oriented approach to human capital management.
Kevin O’Brien, a human resources specialist in the Social Security Administration’s Office of the Inspector General, was nominated for leading the organization’s telework initiative.
Federal News Radio has announced the winners of the third annual Causey Awards, recognizing human-resources professionals who have gone above and beyond to help the government operate better. This year’s winners include men and women from the Social Security Administration, the Peace Corps, Treasury, Veterans Affairs, State, and the Office of Personnel Management.
Nominations are now being accepted for the third annual Causey Awards. The awards honor exceptional performance by individuals in the human capital management field.
The Thanksgiving turkeys delivered to the White House may have a much happier holiday than many federal workers, who could be getting a very big dose of bad news, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.
Debra Vess’s program, HR Connect, has been recognized for benefitting many agencies in the field of HR. It’s the reason she was named a 2011 Causey Award winner.
We’ll talk to a Causey Award Winner Julia Ruffini, a Field Office Chief for the Defense Security Service who has to be right 100 percent of the time. We’ll tell you how she does it.
Kathryn Medina, the executive director of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council, spearheaded the first Federal Human Resources HR University and helped develop a framework for HR University. She is a 2011 Causey Award winner.
OPM Director John Berry believes a perception that poorly-performing federal employees are not held accountable is driving animosity toward government. He hopes to finish a strategy for better accountability by the end of 2011. Berry is a 2011 Causey Award winner.