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Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center


FEA Awards

FEA Awards
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

VA Hospital Employees Win FEA Awards

Three employees from the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center won awards at the Federal Executive Association annual awards luncheon Wednesday.  The Greater Charleston FEA is an organization participating in the Federal Executive Board program established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy to support this coordination, because approximately 88 percent of all Federal employees work outside the national capital area. 

FEA believes a Federal Employee of the Year Awards Program is one of the best ways to recognize the achievements and high caliber of our devoted and dedicated civilian and military employees of the U.S. government.  The competitions and awards luncheons have taken place every year since 1967.

Nominees must have been either full-time civilian employees of the federal government or uniformed military personnel. All must have served 12 months in federal service and at least six months in the Tri-County area to be eligible.

Nominees were evaluated based on the individual's direct impact on their local organization, contributions made outside of official duties to the community, civic, school, or civil-Defense activities, and special awards, commendations, or other recognition received for suggestions or sustained superior performance. The selection process also considered leadership in furthering the goals of equal employment opportunity inside their respective agency as well as any substantial contributions made to further goals of efficiency and economy in government operations.

The winners from Ralph H. Johson VA Medical Center are:

OUTSTANDING SCIENTIFIC / PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEE AWARD.  Nominee must be employed in a scientific, engineering, legal, medical, biological, accounting, or other professional position where a college degree is one of the basic prerequisites for qualification.
2010 Winner is: Mr. Martin Brunworth, Biomedical Engineer

OUTSTANDING MANAGERIAL/EXECUTIVE AWARD.  Nominee should be a manager; deputy, or assistant manager of a branch; office, division, or facility manager; or the military equivalent.
1st  Runner-up is:  Dr. Ron Acierno,  PTSD Clinic Team Lead 

OUTSTANDING SUPERVISOR AWARD.  Nominee must supervise at least three employees. 
2nd Runner-up is: Mr. Wade Wallace, Myrtle Beach Primary Care Clinic Administrator



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