Excel as a High-Performing Agency

2017 Chief’s Honor Awards kickoff

WASHINGTON — The Chief’s Honor Awards, the highest honor in the Forest Service, are presented in Washington, D.C., each year. With these awards, the Forest Service celebrates employees who find innovative ways to embrace the goals of the agency’s strategic plan.

The 2017 Chief’s Honor Awards will be presented Dec. 7 at 10:00 a.m. in the USDA South Building’s Jefferson Auditorium. More information will about how employees can view the awards ceremony.

Leading up to this year’s ceremony, Inside the Forest Service will feature some of the incredible nominees. Each of the projects embodies one of the goals in the strategic plan: Sustain Our Nation’s Forests and Grasslands, Deliver Benefits to the Public, Apply Knowledge Globally, or Excel as a High-Performing Agency, as well as the Chief’s Honor Awards fifth category, “Fostering Volunteerism and Service,” that recognizes major achievements in building internal capacity to support volunteerism and community service. They all strive to meet “the greatest good of the greatest number in the long run.”

Please keep checking the site to learn the amazing things your coworkers are achieving and see if there are methods that you can apply on your unit.