A huge chunk of federal employees were recognized and appreciated as a part of the Federal Government Awards Program ceremony. The ceremony was concluded quite fruitfully and the organizers and recipients of the awards were quite happy with it. The number of participants in the ceremony has increased from last year.
Federal Employees’ Enthusiasm
Many of the award recipients seemed to be exhilarated after getting the awards. Master-at-Arms 1st Class Jorge Galindo who got an award for Excellence in the Community Service category felt honored and grateful to volunteer at several communities on the island of Oahu. He hopes to motivate his Sailors and hopes that they would learn that what a person does for the community won’t go unheard.
The ceremony was held at Hickam Officer‘s Club on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) on May 6, 2016. It was organized to appreciate and recognize service members and federal employees. The Event was entitled 60th Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards Program ceremony, It was sponsored by Honolulu-Pacific Executive Board (HPFEB).
The aim of the ceremony was to recognize as many deserving federal employees as possible. It included federal civilians and military personnel. The aim was to showcase the achievements and accomplishments of all federal employees. These aims were shared by Toni Allen who serves as the Deputy Executive Director for HPFEB.
The Honored Ones
The federal employees and service members from commands throughout Hawaii received the honors they deserved. The honored ones also included Navy Region Hawaii, Sailors from JBPHH and U.S. Pacific Fleet.
The awards were divided into seven categories. It included an employee of the year in administrative, professional, clerical, technical or assistant categories. Some of the federal workers were given recognition for demonstrating excellence in doing community service.
Chris Conklin who serves as the Executive Director for HPFEB appreciated the turnout numbers. He said that this was the biggest turnout to date. He commended the efforts of the awardees and the leaders who made the effort and took the time to appreciate the top performers. It must be added here that this ceremony is one of the most attended events of HPFEB.
These awards play a key role in encouraging federal employees towards innovation and excellence. They also reinforce pride in federal service and gathers public attention to the extensive range of services offered by federal workers.