Nominations Now Open for the Annual Causey Awards

Washington, DC – May 11, 2015 Federal News Radio is accepting nominations now through June 19 for the 2015 Causey Awards which recognize achievements in human capital management. Nominations should focus on those individuals who went above and beyond in 2014 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:

  • 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)
  • Francis McDonough, USDA – Mr. McDonough was recognized for improving the labor-management working relationship during a highly sensitive reorganization of the Food and Nutrition Service’s real estate footprint. (2013)
  • Dr. Linda M. Jensen, NASA Ames Research Center – Jensen is credited with shifting the culture at NASA Ames Research Center and improving its workforce capabilities. (2014)

Nominations for the 2015 Causey Awards will be accepted through midnight on Friday, June 19 and can be submitted online at The nominee can be a federal government employee or federal contractor. 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 and 1500 AM. About Federal News Radio Federal News and 1500 AM comprise the key source of breaking news, information and analysis for the individuals responsible for carrying out and supporting the missions of federal agencies. Federal News Radio can also be heard on the 107.7 HD2. Federal News Radio and its sister station WTOP are owned and operated by Hubbard Radio, LLC.

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