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Civilian of the Quarter

Award Cat: Civilian Category I GS07-GS08
Winner: Group

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The following civilian award example has been taken from an AF1206 - IMT so the formatting might be off.  I did not changed mission information, only names to protect myself and the people I have received the information from.  If you have anything you would like to submit, please do so.  If you have found this information useful, please let me know. Everyone of these letters has taken considerable amount of time to put together.  Please treat yourself to something special from one of the ads on the page.  We will both get something out of it.  (Money gathered pays for hosting and domain fees plus site growth items.  HONESTLY, when I see money come in it also prompts me to work harder on the site.)

- Enthusiastic attitude kept Records Management running while without staff due to deployment and retirement
- Sent suggestion to put "Frozen" notice on civilian personnel records in AF-RIMS program; Air Force (AF)
  Records Manager praised suggestion; assisted programmers by providing list of items to freeze; AF-wide impact
- Developed Privacy Act training presentation; ensured mandatory base-wide annual training conducted on time
- Submitted IDEA suggestion to save over $800k using new Electronic Records Management (ERM) labels
- Re-energized focus of all 35 Functional Area Records Managers (FARMs) on <BASE> ; revamped training
  curriculum; focused on ensuring all FARMs had tools and data readily available to assist Commanders and staff
- Devised plan to reallocate entire ERM server for <BASE> to ensure continued growth; lead player in ERM for
  entire base; kept daily focus on ERM base-wide to ensure each unit CC excels on this ORI Special Interest Item
- Continuously monitored ERM server through weekly reports and following up on suspenses sent to FARMs
- Recognized subject matter expert; answered over 400 customer and peer inquiries base and command-wide
- Personally trained 50 personnel on Records Management this quarter; redesigned training to meet student needs
- Innovative leader; developed solution to revamp Base Staging Area and correct 10+ years of discrepancies
- Master of the complex Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) programs; processed 15 FOIA
  requests and reviewed 30 publications and websites for PA compliance; triple the workload of last year!
- Distributed vital information base-wide on FOUO e-mail policy; ensured base compliance with new AF policy

- Inspirational leader; nominated and chosen as one of three civilians in AETC to attend upcoming NCOA course
- Continuously pursuing education; taking Management Theory course off-duty to work towards BS Degree
- Attended 3-day Civilian Personnel Management Course to allow her to prepare for future management duties

- Volunteered over 8 hours as a IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistant at <BASE> Tax Office and within squadron
- Selected to represent <BASE> on Base Women's Bowling Team; led team to first place in City Tournament


Very solid package.  All of the bullets are structured right and read smoothly.  The only issue that could really be improved on is some of the impact statements.  For example:

- Innovative leader; developed solution to revamp Base Staging Area and correct 10+ years of discrepancies

How many is 10+ years of discrepancies?  My mind wonders and starts to wonder...  Don't leave readers guessing.


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