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Civilian of the Quarter

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

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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 solo for 8 weeks during absence of Base RM
- Personally trained 84 personnel on Records Management this quarter; received rave reviews from all students
- Completely redesigned Records Management training to match new AFRIMS program release; over 50 slides
- Master of the complex Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) programs; processed 12 FOIA
   requests in absence of Base FOIA Manager; praised by leadership and MAJCOM for diligent efforts
- Trained 10 new Functional Area Records Managers in place of Base RM;
- Requested by-name from 325 ACS to provide hands-on ERM assistance--spent 4 hours training unit personnel
- Completed staging area end of year preparations for records destruction--over 300 boxes ready for closeout
- Took lead for office's new computer install; 3 new systems installed and old systems turned in
- Thoroughly completed three Air Force-wide high priority record searches for direct response to AETC
- Superior follow through efforts resulted in 20% reduction of no-shows for mandatory training courses; training 
  attendance increased by 34% from last year
- Diligently tracked completion of CBTs for newly appointed RCs; first in AETC to track and fully use new AF RM
  CBTs as recently mandated by the Secretary of the Air Force
- Processed 42 ERM permission updates to protect electronic records from unauthorized disclosure and allow
  immediate access to office personnel as personnel changes occur
- Reviewed 107 file plans for compliance with AF Mandates; reduced Base RM's review time by 80%

- Continuously pursuing education; completed College Algebra course off-duty to work towards AA Degree;
  continued to maintain 3.5 GPA
- Attended Fred Pryor seminar on "Change" to prepare for future civilian personnel and leadership changes

- Assisted squadron booster club in raising money for holiday party; volunteered over 4 hours; raised $105
- Volunteered to assist in Golden Age Christmas Party; delighted senior citizens within community for holidays


Interesting package.  The information contained is pretty good, and would build a very good package with some polishing.  This individual seemed to be doing a lot of work, and was put up for an award.  The problem with this package is the very loose structure of it.  there is a lot of white space and long bullets.  Most of the bullets that run over a line could have been reduced to just one line.  Besides that, there are a number of acronym errors.  Remember structure is key.  Use the acronym after its spelled out, not before.  Final note, not all packages need to be well written or winners.  The fact the individual was recognized is the most important aspect of the award system.


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