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April 14, 2008
TO: Designated Agency Ethics Officials
FROM: Matthew S. Cross Associate Director for Education
SUBJECT: OGE 2008 Education and Communication Awards Announcement
The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is pleased to invite submissions of nominations for the OGE 2008 Education and Communication Awards. The awards will be presented at the 16th National Government Ethics Conference on September 16 - 19, 2008 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The deadline for receipt of the nominations is May 30, 2008. Please refer to the attachment for nomination information.
OGE 2008 Education and Communication Awards Announcement
The OGE 2008 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 training award program honored departments and agencies that took additional steps to ensure that ethics education is incorporated into the agency’s culture. This year, OGE is expanding the awards program to highlight communication products that increase 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 from April 21, 2008 through May 30, 2008. 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:
Established in 2007, the OGE Training Awards Winner’s Circle includes departments and agencies committed to effective, innovative ethics education products and communication tools.
OGE recognized the outstanding achievements of the:
OGE does not want to place constraints on submissions and we expect to receive a variety of education and communication products. However, applicants can review the past winners page to get a sense of the products that were recognized in 2007, the first year of the OGE training award program. Additionally, 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 in the categories below:
How to Apply
You must apply by May 30, 2008. 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.
To apply for the 2008 OGE Education and Communications Awards, you must:
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to submit your application. You may download a free version from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
Application Form (http://www.usoge.gov/pages/training_wrkshops/training_wrkshps.html#trng_comm_awd)
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, please send a CD or DVD with the electronic file(s).