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For Immediate Release September 25, 2000
Media Contact: Rick Ford   (803) 725-2889

 

Savannah River Operations Office Wins Best Practices Award

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The Department of Energy's Savannah River Operations Office (SR) has received the FY2000 "Human Resources/Equal Employment Opportunity Best Practices" Award from the Federal Personnel Management Institute (FPMI). The award is presented annually by FPMI to a single Federal organization that has "demonstrated outstanding innovation and creativity in providing internal HR, EEO, and related services."

The FPMI recognized SR for the development and implementation of its Automated Performance Management Process, which, using desktop computers, enables employees and supervisors to establish and review a performance plan, validate an employee's training status, and process performance appraisals. According to the citation accompanying the award, "The results have been widespread acceptance by employees. The timeliness of the performance process has also seen remarkable improvement. FPMI is pleased to recognize the outstanding work of the Savannah River Operations Office for its innovation, creativity, and use of technology for the benefit of its managers and employees."

Brent Armstrong, SR Assistant Manager for Business and Logistics, accepted the award at ceremonies held in San Antonio, Texas, on September 14, 2000. Terry Frizzell, Director, Human Resources Management and Development Division (HRM&DD), and Eric Adams, Personnel Management Specialist, HRM&DD, the persons primarily responsible for the success of this major initiative, also participated in the ceremony.

The SR Automated Performance Management Process has widespread applicability. SR recently received a request from the Director of Civilian Personnel, U.S. Army-Fort Bragg, for assistance in implementing the system there.

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