**Due date extended to Friday, September 13, 2013.**
August 15, 2013
To: All U.S. Geological Survey Employees
From: William H. Werkheiser (Signed) Acting Deputy Director
Subject: Nominations for the 2013 U.S. Geological Survey Excellence in Leadership Award and the new Early Career Excellence in Leadership Award
I am pleased to request nominations for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Excellence in Leadership Awards. These awards recognize an employee or group of employees for their outstanding acts, services, or achievements that exemplify and support a leadership-centered culture at the USGS. This year, in addition to the original award, we are providing an Early Career Excellence in Leadership Award, recognizing exceptional leadership for employees with 10 years or less of Federal service. Recipients of these two awards will be recognized at the 2014 USGS Honor Awards Ceremony.
These unique awards provide USGS employees an opportunity to nominate their coworkers who have demonstrated leadership excellence. Please nominate your deserving colleagues and encourage others to do the same. Nominations are now submitted using the SharePoint Webforms Award Certification form DI-451, located at: https://webforms.usgs.gov/Pages/default.aspx.
Under Bureau Specific Award, check “Other Awards” and add the award title and justification. The form is electronically signed by the Recommending Individual who then submits it to the nominee’s supervisor who signs as Supervisory Concurrence. The supervisor submits the form to the appropriate Executive Leadership Team member who signs as Reviewing Official and forwards to Carole DeHerrera, USGS Bureau Honor Awards Coordinator, for further processing. The deadline for nominations to Carole is close of business, Friday, September 6, 2013. Additional instructions are found at: http://www.usgs.gov/humancapital/ecd/ecd_awardnomination.html.
If you have any questions about Leadership Award nominations, please contact Carole at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-236-9561.