Please follow the directions below to submit a 2016 Safeguarding Award nomination.
Submission of Nominations - General Instructions
The following are general instructions on how to nominate someone for the PPQ Deputy Administrator's Safeguarding Award.
Step 1: Consider PPQ’s mission statement and criteria as you decide whether to nominate
someone; the nominee’s actions must have taken place within the qualification period
which is between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.
Step 2: Provide the information requested in parts A and B of the submission form following the instructions carefully as follows:
Instructions for Part A:
PLEASE NOTE: The scoring instructions require every question to be scored against established criteria and point values. It is important for every question to be answered because a blank answer will result in an automatic score of zero for that question.
Instructions for Part B:
Step 3: Feel free to attach supplementary information such as a report or other documentation as needed to support the nomination, but please note that the total number of pages for any supplemental information may not exceed five pages.
IMPORTANT: Failure to adhere to instructions will disqualify the submission.
Step 4: Submit your nomination as follows:
If you are a PPQ employee, you must submit your nomination through the 2016 Safeguarding Award nomination site (click this link) and then click "Respond to this Survey". If you are reading a hard copy of these instructions and you need the SharePoint address, please e-mail PPQ-DAAC@aphis.usda.gov -- an Awards Committee member will contact you.
If you are not a PPQ employee, please send your nomination by e-mail, mail, or fax to:
Chair – Deputy Administrator’s Award Committee
c/o Blayne Harshbarger
69 Thomas Johnson Drive
Frederick, MD 21702
Fax: 240-529-0347 (use cover letter and provide email or telephone notification that a fax has been sent)
Step 5: Submit during the open period: January 16, 2017 through 5:00 p.m. Eastern, January 27, 2017.