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2012 Causey Award Winners – HR Professionals Helping Government Operate Better


Wed Jul 18 2012


Federal News Radio has announced the winners of the third annual Causey Awards, recognizing human resources professionals who have gone above and beyond to help the government operate better.The awards, named for Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, are in tribute to his life-long dedication to the reporting of federal workforce management and federal pay and benefits issues.

The recipients were nominated by their peers for outstanding achievements and important contributions to in the human capital management field in 2011. A panel of expert judges selected the final winners. The 2012 winners are:


**Dorine Andrews

**Chief Information Officer

Peace Corps

Andrews helped create a process-oriented approach to human capital management, her colleagues say, including "creating a shared vision and mission" with an 80-member IT team.

**Kevin O’Brien


**Human Resources Specialist

Office of the Inspector General, Social Security Administration

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.

**Patricia Pointer

**Deputy Comptroller for Human Resources


Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Treasury Department

Pointer spearheaded the human capital effort to integrate the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS) within the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act.

**Mary Santiago


Veteran Employment Services Office, Veterans Affairs

Santiago manages the VA program "VA for Vets," the new high-tech platform for recruiting, retaining and reintegrating veterans into the workforce.

**Stephen Shih

**Deputy Associate Director

Executive Resources & Employee Development, Office of Personnel Management

Shih was responsible for designing a new performance appraisal system for the Senior Executive Service to better meet the performance-management standards of all agencies.

**Laura Williams

**eDiplomacy Liaison Officer

Bureau of Information Resources Management (IRM), State Department

Williams has been a strong advocate for improving staffing of the State Department's IT positions.

Federal News Radio will interview each award recipient this week. Find links tointerviews, plus video excerpts here.

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