Nomination Deadline Approaches For Federal News Radio Causey Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federal News Radio 1500 AM is accepting nominations through April 6th for the third annual Causey Awards. The Causey Awards recognize and highlight the achievements of individuals in the human capital management field. Nominations should focus on those who have gone above and beyond to help the government operate better whether serving as career employees, political appointees or contractors.

The award is named after Mike Causey, Federal News Radio’s Senior Correspondent, for his life-long dedication to the reporting of federal workforce management and federal pay and benefits issues.

Some of the past Causey Award winners include:

  • Jennie Liming, General Services Administration – Ms. Liming created, implemented and manages a program to develop entry-level employees into mission critical leaders within GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service. (2010)
  • Beverly Malone, Internal Revenue Service – Ms. Malone created a mentoring program for wounded soldiers to gain work experience with the IRS prior to transitioning out of military service. (2010)
  • Debra Vess, Treasury – Ms. Vess streamlined HR Connect’s onboard system to reduce paperwork, time, and improve accuracy to the process of bringing new employees into an agency. (2011)
  • Maria Roat, Homeland Security – Ms. Roat spearheaded front office open houses, OCIO’s Chili Cook-off and Team Spirit Fridays and fostered the ‘One OCIO’ approach – to act as one office, rather than independent, unconnected offices within headquarters OCIO. (2011)

    Nominations for the 2012 Causey Awards will be accepted through midnight on Friday, April 6 and can be submitted online at The submissions will be judged by a panel of experts from the human capital management field as well as staffers from Federal News Radio. Winners will be announced exclusively on Federal News Radio the week of May 6, 2012.


    About Federal News Radio Federal News Radio broadcasts in the Washington, D.C. metro on 1500 AM and 820 AM in Frederick. The station is the only radio station of its kind in the area and is a primary outlet for federal managers and contractors seeking news and information about the business of the federal government. Its website features local and national federal news, original content, blogs and audio archives of all its programming. Federal News Radio and its sister station WTOP are owned and operated by Hubbard Radio, LLC.

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