For over 60 years, outstanding federal employees working in Honolulu – Pacific Federal Executive Board (HPFEB) agencies have been recognized at an annual awards ceremony. Until 2011 this ceremony included a sit down type luncheon at a prestigious Waikiki hotel, with awardee and guest tickets purchased by parent agencies, supervisors and sometimes awardee family members. The current model is that the awards ceremony is held at a government/military facility (currently the Hickam AFB Officer’s Club on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam), at no cost to federal employees or agencies. The ceremony is held jointly with an EXPO, where federal benefit and other partners staff booths to educate employees on their offerings and benefits. The ceremony is typically held on the Friday of the first full week in May, corresponding to Public Service Employee Recognition Week, nationally.
Each awardee is recognized with a certificate by a local military or government leader. Each FEB agency may nominate one candidate for each of the seven award categories (the Team Excellence Category typically includes multiple awardees). There is no selection board at the FEB level, selections are prioritized at the agency level when nominations are submitted.
DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ON SOCIAL DISTANCING, THE 2020 (64th Annual) AWARDS EVENT WILL NOT BE HELD IN ITS TRADITIONAL FORMAT, UPDATED INFORMATION CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE:
Addendum to the 2020 Excellence in Federal Government Awards Guidelines (April 13, 2020):
The HPFEB is currently working with agency awards coordinators to provide awards resources so that agencies can hold “in place” awards recognition programs in a format and schedule at agency leadership discretion.
Sign up for free webinars, presented by OPM Center for Leadership Development, in honor of 2020 Public Service Recognition Week:
Including “What Successful Leaders Do In Challenging Times”, “How HR Professionals Can Get Results”, and “Will Design for Six Sigma Work for Government Processes”. You can register for these 1 hour webinars here: https://cldcentral.usalearning.net/signups/psrw/
You can download the guidelines here: 2020 Awards Guidelines FINAL
This year, we will be requiring that agencies use our website to efficiently and consistently create and submit nomination packages.
Agency representatives may use this link to create the nomination cover sheet:
and follow the instructions on the guidelines below to complete the full nomination package.
Agency Coordinators can upload their submissions to our awards portal here (please get any remaining submissions in as soon as possible):
You can now download the awardee photographs (2019 event) on our gallery page here:
2019 Awards Photo Gallery
Please contact Brian Mikel at email@example.com or 808-541-2637 if you have any questions.
The HPFEB uses this event to:
Click green button at the bottom of the page to download guidelines. Copy & paste the link below to create and download your nomination forms: https://honolulu-pacific.feb.gov/what-we-do/work-force-development/awards-cover-sheet/
The 2020 Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards Program cannot be held in scheduled format on May 1st, 2020. Employees will be recognized at agency head discretion "in place" in 2020. The attached guidelines and supplement include both general guidelines and the agency nomination package.