PMF Honorary Awards for 2021: Nomination Form

The PMF Honorary Awards Program aims to recognize past and present federal civil servants that have been instrumental to the success of the PMF Program and the PMF community.  Recognition is a key principle and practice of successful leadership and management and the PMF Program Office is excited to be able to provide this opportunity annually to recognize several of the many stakeholders across the PMF community who through their dedication and service to the program make a lasting impact. We began this annual tradition in 2018 as part of our PMF 40th Anniversary Celebration and we look forward to hosting the awards again this year in the summer of 2021.
 
The PMF Awards program is an open nominations process for all seven award categories listed at the end of this page. Please submit all nominations using this form by close of business on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Self-nominations are eligible (keep in mind that testimonials from others for self-nominations are desirable). Please make sure your nominations clearly identify the following information in order to be considered:

*Please note that for nominations to ultimately be accepted, nominees must submit the self-certification form found here: https://www.pmf.gov/media/5730573/pmf-awards-self-certification-form-2021.pdf. Please send this link along to those you nominate and have them fill it out and return it to PMFawards@opm.gov.

Award Categories and Criteria

1 - Excellence in Service
The criteria for this award are as follows: 
·       Demonstrates exceptional dedication to the PMF Program that impacted the success of the PMF Program
·       Delivers outstanding customer service or performed outstanding operational activities that enabled an overall positive PMF experience
·       Serves as a model for others to emulate
·       Performs at a level substantially beyond that which would normally be expected in their role

2 - Excellence in Leadership
The criteria for this award are as follows:
·       Demonstrates exemplary leadership qualities
·       Commits to successfully achieving organizational objectives and mission goals
·       Leads by superior example and helps create an environment of high productivity and cooperation that impacted the success of the PMF Program
·       Mentors, coaches, or helps develop others

3 - Agency PMF Coordinator of the Year

Nominees for this award will consist of current or former agency PMF Coordinators. The nominations for this award must demonstrate or speak to how the nominee:
·       Delivered services that were responsive to PMFs’ needs and provided a high degree of value in a way that impacted the success of the PMF Program
·       Used creative approaches to an exceptional degree that resulted in superior service to the PMF community
·       Came up with effective strategies and methods that allowed for onboarding processes for PMFs at their agency ran smoothly. Achieved results effectively
·       Has been an effective user of the PMF Talent Management System to recruit, appoint, and support PMFs within their agency

4 - Chief/Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer of the Year

Nominees for this award will consist of current or former Chief Human Capital Officers or Deputy Chief Human Capital Officers. The nominations for this award must demonstrate or speak to how the nominee:
·       Championed the PMF Program/promoted the PMF Program across their agency
·       Enabled the PMF Program to fill its objectives at the nominee’s agency
·       Provided recruitment and staffing strategies to Hiring Managers
·       Overcame obstacles to use the PMF Program to help achieve organizational objectives

5 - Presidential Management Fellows Alumni of the Year

Nominees for this award will consist of PMF alumni. Nominations for this award must demonstrate or speak to how the nominee during their time as a Federal employee:
·       Built strong coalitions beyond the PMF community in a way that directly impacted the success of the PMF Program
·       Mentored and supported other PMFs that directly impacted their success in the PMF Program
·       Demonstrated strong belief in the PMF program in their agency and worked to improve or enhance the PMF experience at their agency
·       Advocated for the PMF Program in their agency

6 - Supervisor/Hiring Manager of the Year

Nominees for this award will consist of current or former Supervisors or Hiring Managers who have recruited and/or supervised PMFs. The nominations for this award must demonstrate or speak to how the nominee:
·       Demonstrated strategic leadership in managing incoming PMFs that impacted the success of the PMF Program at the nominee’s agency
·       Fostered an environment of professional development
·       Demonstrated innovation leading to positive change in the recruitment and placement of PMFs on behalf of the nominee’s agency
·       Demonstrated a commitment to cultivating a diverse and talented workforce
·       Developed and challenged staff toward goals, and created a culture that motivated PMFs for high performance

7 - Coach/Mentor of the Year

Nominees for this award will consist of current or former Federal Coaches that coach Fellows in the PMF Leadership Development Program or Official Mentors of PMFs (each PMF is required to have a mentor during their fellowship). The nominations for this award must demonstrate or speak to how the nominee:
·       Demonstrated strong commitment to the development of PMFs that impacted the success of the PMF Program
·       Provided a lasting impact on PMFs ; acted as someone from whom PMFs could learn important lessons
·       Demonstrated strong knowledge sharing whereby PMFs were able to enhance their own experience through their time working with either coaches or mentors

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