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FCW Insider: Just a few more hours for Fed 100 nominations

Yes, the deadline for Fed 100 nominations is today. I won't recount the whole post that I did last week -- you can read it for yourself here. I explain why we really have to pull the form today. And yes, technically we won't pull it until tomorrow morning. That avoids having to deal with a specific time today. So you have all night. But it really doesn't take that long. Nobody sees this information other than the judges, so make the case as to why these people deserve to be recognized. How did they go above and beyond, or how did they influence others?

Just a few lingering FAQs.

Q: How do I know if my Fed 100 nomination went through?

A: I've been dealing with this one a lot over the past few days. If your nomination is accepted, you will be taken to a confirmation page that says something to the effect of, "Your Fed 100 nominations has been accepted. Thank you." If there is a problem, you will get an error message. If you don't submit it, you won't get any page. So look for that confirmation page. That tells you that everything was submitted fine.

Q: If somebody won a Rising Star award, can they still get a Fed 100?

A: Absolutely, if the work was that good -- and in some cases, it was. When we went through the Rising Star nominations last year, I actually pulled a number aside, and we will include them with the Fed 100 nominations. So they absolutely qualify.

Q: Does the number of times someone has been nominated count, meaning are you looking for  a high volume of recommendations for one person?

A: I hate to respond this way, but it depends. My first instinct was to say, "Well, it can't hurt," but if all of the reasons for the nominations are bad, I guess it could. But I think if you see a number of people taking the time to nominate a person and they each have good reasons, it can only help.

Thanks for the nominations.

Remember -- nominations need to come through the online form, which can be found at www.fcw.com/fed100.

Later this week, I'll give everybody a timeline for the rest of the Fed 100 awards process.

Posted by Christopher J. Dorobek on Jan 07, 2008 at 12:17 PM


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