Nominations Now Open For The 2013 Causey Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federal News Radio 1500 AM is accepting nominations now through July 12 for the fourth annual Causey Awards which recognize and highlight achievements in the human capital management field.

Nominations should focus on those individuals who have gone above and beyond in 2012 to improve pay, benefits, human resources and human capital issues in the federal government and in industry. The award named after Mike Causey, Federal News Radio’s Senior Correspondent, honors his life-long dedication to the reporting of federal workforce management and federal pay and benefits issues.

Some of the past Causey Award winners include: •Jennie Liming, General Services Administration – Ms. Liming created, implemented and manages a program to develop entry-level employees into mission critical leaders within GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service. (2010)

•Debra Vess, Treasury – Ms. Vess streamlined HR Connect’s onboard system to reduce paperwork, time, and improve accuracy to the process of bringing new employees into an agency. (2011)

•Kevin O’Brien, Social Security Administration – Mr. O’Brien led the SSA’s Office of the Inspector General’s telework initiative, which increased the number of teleworking employees from as few as five employees to 90 regular teleworkers. (2012)

Nominations for the 2013 Causey Awards will be accepted through midnight on Friday, July 12 and can be submitted online at The submissions will be judged by a panel of experts from the human capital management field as well as staffers from Federal News Radio. Winners will be announced exclusively on Federal News Radio and

About Federal News Radio Federal News Radio broadcasts on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. metro area. The station is the only radio station of its kind in the area and is a primary outlet for federal managers and contractors seeking news and information about the business of the federal government. Its website,, features local and national federal news, original content, blogs and audio archives of all its programming. Federal News Radio and its sister station WTOP are owned and operated by Hubbard Radio, LLC.


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