The San Francisco Bay Area Federal Executive Board is pleased to announce that we are accepting nominations for the 37th Federal Employees of the Year Awards (FEYA).
The FEYA is your opportunity to recognize outstanding Bay Area federal employees and teams who have demonstrated exceptional performance and dedication in a given field during the last two years, or who have given generously of their time as volunteers.
I encourage you to appoint one of your employees to coordinate the search for deserving candidates in your agency for FEYA nominations. You are invited to submit as many nominations as you like. The nomination must recognize achievement over the last 24 months.
We will announce the winners at the FEYA Awards ceremony in June, date, and location coming soon.
All nominations are due to the Federal Executive Board April 20th by 5 PM.
Please see Nomination Instructions for more information.
If you have questions, please call the FEB office at 415-625-2461 or email Gail Castaneda or Sara Russell, 415-625-7723.
PURPOSE, ELIGIBILITY, AND EXCLUSIONS
PURPOSE To recognize outstanding current San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento federal employees who have demonstrated exceptional and noteworthy performance and results, outstanding leadership, innovative approaches to assignments, and/or continuous improvement of procedures and processes in one of the awards categories during the past 24 months.
Nominations are accepted for individual federal employees or teams at all grade levels within the federal sector (civilian, military, and postal) in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento.Formal education or training outside of official duties, which enabled the nominee(s) to be more valuable to his/her agency, and participation in professional, scientific, or similar organizations may be included for consideration in the nomination.
Contractors are not allowed to be nominated. Retired federal employees may be nominated if the work highlighted in the nomination was done over the past 24 months and the retiree must have been on staff during that time.
You will need to determine the appropriate category for nominations, although multiple categories may apply, only one may be selected. As a rule of thumb, place the nomination in the category that best covers the nominees or teams accomplishments. SFFEB reserves the right to move your nomination into another category if we decide it is a better fit for that category.
For an individual or team who performs administrative professional or clerical duties, and has shown exceptional performance and/or results. For an individual or team in any category or position who has shown exceptional performance and/or results by demonstrating outstanding internal and/or external customer service. Job series examples: Personnel Staffing/Classification Assistant, Budget Assistant, Administrative Assistant or Officer, Secretary, Clerk-Typist, Supply Clerk, or clerical support and equivalent positions, Administrative Assistant, etc.
Acquisition and Contract Professionals
Recognizes individuals or teams employed in the contracting profession who have shown exceptional performance and results in promoting innovative acquisition solutions, creating contracting processes or awarding contract actions that demonstrate substantial savings and efficiency to the customer/taxpayer, increasing small business contract/subcontract participation resulting in a positive economic impact to the local community, and/or awarding contracts under extreme challenges and making selfless commitment and sacrifice to the mission. Positions include but are not limited to Contract Specialists, Contracting Officers, Contingency Contracting Officers, Procurement Analysts, Cost/Price Analysts, Acquisition Policy Specialists, and Small Business Specialists.
Civil or Criminal Law Enforcement
For an individual or team who performs civil or criminal law enforcement, and has shown exceptional performance and/or results. Job series examples: Civil Investigators, Civil Attorneys, Special Agents, Border Patrol Agents, Immigration and Naturalization Agents, FBI Agents, Drug Enforcement Agents, etc.
Equal Employment and Diversity
For an individual or team in any category or position who has shown exceptional performance and/or results in promoting equal employment and diversity in the workplace, among these areas: civil rights, special emphasis, affirmative employment, and/or diversity and inclusion.
For an individual or team of managers, supervisors, or team leaders, in any category or position who has/have shown exceptional performance and/or results using leadership skills, coaching, empowering, rewarding, and recognizing employees or teams.
For an individual or team employed in any of the professions and specialized fields, who have shown exceptional performance and/or results. Nominees may be employed at any level of professional work, but they will be compared and should be nominated, based on their competence, efficiency, and accomplishments in their professional field. Job series examples: writer-editor, program analysts, program specialists, legal, social services, accounting, statistics, etc.
Science and Technology
For an individual or team employed in any scientific or technical field who has shown exceptional performance and/or results. The absence of a degree will not disqualify a nominee in this category. Nominees may be employed at any level of professional work, but they will be compared and should be nominated, based on their competence, efficiency, and accomplishments in their field. Job series examples: physical sciences, biological sciences, medicine, chemistry, architecture, mathematics, technology, engineering, technician, drafting, and information technology.
Service to the Community
For an individual or team who, through volunteering services on their own time, have forged a bridge between federal employees and the service needs of their community in which they live. Examples: time and effort directed toward projects of civil betterment and/or voluntary organizations that serve individual or community needs.
Trades and Crafts
For an individual or team employed in Wage Grade positions or equivalent military positions, related to a specific trade or craft, who have shown exceptional performance and/or results. Job series examples: Warehousing, Machining, Electrical, Catering, Custodial, Printing, etc.
Uniformed Military (Active or Reserve)
For an individual or team of uniformed military personnel in any field who have shown exceptional performance and/or results for outstanding performance of duty. This category includes military officials who are based at any of the nine-county Bay Area installations.
•There is no limit to the number of nominations an agency may submit. An individual may not nominate himself/herself.
•A Nominating Official (Supervisor or Manager) must obtain the approval of the agency head or Local Highest Official for each nominated individual or team, and enter all requested information in the appropriate fields.
•Please limit your response to the nomination criteria to one page. You can add attachments to support your nomination; these can include documents, maps, photos, etc. Reviewers will review attachments at their discretion. The shorter the attachments, the more likely they will get a thorough review.
oSend all attachments to email@example.com, and in the subject line, please write FEYA Nomination Title (fill in your title). All attachments are due April 20th at 5 PM.
•When writing your narrative, keep in mind your reviewers may not be familiar with your agency. Steer clear of acronyms and use plain English to explain the work. The more specific you can be the stronger your nomination will be. It is good to include metrics to help describethe impacts of the work.
In addition to answer the criteria in your category, describe how the nominee has demonstrated the following:
Developed and/or implemented a new or improved approach to, communication, service, program, process and/or project; and/or
Demonstrated extraordinary service in times of adverse or challenging conditions; and/or
Demonstrated extraordinary service while accomplishing important communications, services, programs, processes and/or projects in a reduced time frame, and/or reduced resources; and/or
Realized significant cost savings through efficiencies or improved processes.