Background and Criteria
The PPQ Deputy Administrator's Safeguarding Award recognizes exceptional work in protecting America's agricultural resources. The core basis for the award is the PPQ Mission Statement which describes the safeguarding continuum ranging from preventing entry to preventing the spread of pests and weeds that threaten America's agriculture and natural resources. The award celebrates outstanding initiative and innovation; efforts that go above and beyond expectations; common sense and ingenuity; and demonstrated results from anywhere within the safeguarding continuum. The Deputy Administrator will consider nominations that combine the best mix of these elements. Above all, a nomination should showcase work that has risen above expectations in protecting our agricultural resources and that reflects an array of work that is truly exceptional.
Nominees can come from anywhere in PPQ, APHIS International Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, or the National Plant Board, including state universities. Please identify how the work of nominees who are outside PPQ links directly to activities within the safeguarding continuum and how that work supports PPQ's mission.
Feel free to attach supplementary information such as a report or other documentation. The total number of pages, however, for the nomination and any supplemental information should not exceed five pages.