OPM lauds five agencies for management excellence

Linda Springer, director of the Office of Personnel Management, presented the 2006 Presidential Award for Management Excellence to five federal agencies this week.

OPM administers the award through the President’s Quality Award program.

“We are here to recognize the outstanding programs and people who are doing extraordinary things to make our government work better for the American people.” Springer said. “The awards are indicative of the commitment federal agencies have for improving management practices.”

Clay Johnson, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget and keynote speaker, said, “The employee groups honored tonight have worked brilliantly to make their agencies more effective. They show citizens and other agencies how effective the federal government can be, and the level of performance to which all agencies should be held accountable.”

The 2006 recipients of the Presidential Award for Management Excellence and the categories for which they were recognized are:

Department of Education: Budget and performance integration, innovative and exemplary practices.

Department of Health and Human Services: Expanded electronic government, innovative and exemplary practices.

Department of Labor: Expanded electronic government, agencywide performance in the governmentwide management initiative.

Department of State: Strategic management of human capital, innovative and exemplary Practices.

Department of Transportation: Budget and performance integration, agencywide performance in the governmentwide management initiative.

Department of Transportation: Competitive sourcing, agencywide performance in the governmentwide management initiative.


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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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