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August 27, 2009
TO: Designated Agency Ethics Officials
FROM: Matthew S. Cross Associate Director for Education
SUBJECT: OGE 2009 Education and Communication Awards Announcement
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is pleased to invite submissions of nominations for the OGE 2009 Education and Communication Awards. The awards will be presented at the 17th National Government Ethics Conference which will be held May 12 – 14, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on the Riverwalk in Chicago, Illinois. The deadline for receipt of the nominations is October 9, 2009. Please refer to the attachment for nomination information.
OGE 2009 Education and Communication Awards Announcement
The OGE 2009 Education and Communication Awards recognize executive branch agencies that demonstrate ethics program success as a result of education and communication efforts. We are looking for agencies that:
Established in 2007, the OGE Education and Communication Awards program honors departments and agencies that took additional steps to ensure that ethics education is incorporated into their agencies’ culture and increased employee awareness of ethics. Past award winners showed that they were innovative in delivering effective ethics education and program communications. Above all, award winners produced education and communication products that were:
Nominations for training awards will be accepted now through October 9, 2009. To submit a nomination, please follow the instructions located in the "How to Apply" section of this DAEOgram.
Agencies do not win OGE Education and Communication Awards by being effective at only one thing. They win awards by building comprehensive education and communication products that result in a strong ethical culture and an improvement in the public's confidence that the Government's business is conducted with impartiality and integrity.
The most successful applications:
The OGE Training Awards Winner's Circle has recognized numerous departments and agencies committed to effective, innovative ethics education products and communication tools. For a list of the outstanding achievements of the 2008 Winner’s Circle, see DAEOgram DO-08-027 issued 9/8/08. For a list of the achievements of the 2007 Winner’s Circle, see DAEOgram DO-07-004 issued 2/23/07.
OGE does not want to place constraints on submissions and we expect to receive a variety of education and communication products. The following list highlights some of the items we hope to see this year. This list is not all inclusive and awards may be given for innovative education or communication products that do not fit into the categories below:
You must apply and submit all of your education or communication products by October 9, 2009. Previous award winners can apply if they are submitting a new product or products. Products that were recognized in the previous year will only be considered if significant modifications were made to meet new learning objectives.
How to Apply
To apply for the 2009 OGE Education and Communications Awards, you must:
NOTE: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to submit your application. You may download a free version from http://get.adobe.com/reader/
Step-by-Step Application Process
OPTION # 1: Submit Via Email
You may send copies of your education or communication products electronically via email to Kaneisha Cunningham at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also send hyperlinks to your education or communication products if they are electronically accessible through the public internet. When submitting your products, please include the agency name, contact name and phone number used on the application form in the body of the email message.
OPTION # 2: Submit Via Postage
You may send copies of your education or communication products through the mail to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics ATTN: Kaneisha Cunningham, 1201 New York Avenue Suite 500 Washington DC 20005. When sending the copies, please include the agency name, contact name and phone number used on the application form. If the product is available in an electronic format and cannot be submitted via email, please send a CD or DVD of the electronic file(s).