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64th Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards Program - 2021 Awards Event

The Annual "Excellence in Federal Government Awards Program" and EXPO sponsored by the HPFEB in coordination with Public Employee Service Recognition Week.
The 2021 event will be held virtually on May 20, 2021. Details will follow soon.

  • Introduction

    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.

    To download a high resolution copy of the 2020 Awards Program, go here: 2020 Awards Program (pdf)

    The 2021 Awards Program is being finalized and will be posted here in early May:  HPFEB 2021 Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards Program

    DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ON SOCIAL DISTANCING, THE 2021 (65th Annual) AWARDS EVENT WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY, ON THURSDAY MAY 20, 2021.  (Link and Instructions to to join the ceremony on-line to follow).

    Awards nominations were due to the HPFEB by March 31, 2021. New submissions are no longer being accepted for the 2021 program, which is currently under final review.   Agency coordinators with questions can contact Brian Mikel at: 

    The 2021 Excellence in Federal Government Awards Guidelines (February 18, 2021) can be downloaded here:

    2021 Excellence in Federal Government Awards Guidelines


    Please contact Brian Mikel at or 808-541-2637 if you have any questions.

    The HPFEB uses this event to:

    • Celebrate the innovation and quality of work performed by employees by honoring and presenting awards in seven categories.
    • Learn about other agencies’ best practices.
    • Promote the excellent work of federal agencies.
    • Employees are recognized in 7 individual categories:
      (1) Leader, Supervisor, Manager
      (2) Professional, Administrative, Technical
      (3) Clerical, Administrative
      (4) Trades and Crafts
      (5) Exceptional Community Service
      (6) Mentor
      (7) Team
_85A0033 (Custom) Receives the Leader - Supervisor -Manager of the Year Award

HPFEB Annual Awards Program

The 2021 Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards Program