Safeguarding American Plant Resources: General Instructions

Safeguarding American Plant Resources: General Instructions

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 above as you decide whether to nominate
            someone; the nominee’s actions must have taken place within the qualification period
            which is between January 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015.

Step 2: Provide the information requested in parts A and B of the submission form (last two pages, below) following the instructions carefully as follows:

Instructions for Part A:

  • Answer each question in one sentence (not to exceed 75 words).
  • Be clear and be specific.

Instructions for Part B:

  • Write a narrative of no more than 500 words to describe to the Awards Committee what the nominee did during January 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015.
  • Tell a compelling story of how the nominee’s actions relate to PPQ’s mission.
  • Use these formatting instructions:
    • Keep one inch margins all around;
    • Use Times New Roman 12 point font;
    • Keep a ragged right edge (do not justify the text).

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 the preceding 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 nomination SharePoint site. If you are reading a hard copy of these instructions and you need the SharePoint address, please e-mail -- 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 David Hanken
4700 River Road, Unit #60
Riverdale, MD 20737

Fax: 301-734-5269 (use cover letter)
Telephone: 301-851-2195

Step 5: Meet the deadline: August 14, 2015.