Contact: Catherine Cruz Norton
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By Catherine Cruz Norton, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific Public Affairs
PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- Several Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific top performers were named winners in the Honolulu-Pacific Federal Executive Board (FEB) 57th Annual Excellence in Federal Government Awards program, May 6.
One team and five employees will be recognized for their significant achievements, May 10, during an awards ceremony on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
"I am extremely proud of our employees' contributions and exemplary accomplishments," said NAVFAC Pacific Commander Rear Adm. Scott Weikert. "While each member of the NAVFAC Pacific workforce greatly contributes to our mission, these individuals have demonstrated work above and beyond, and truly reflect selfless service and devotion to duty," said Weikert.
NAVFAC Pacific 2013 FEB Excellence in Federal Government award winners are:
Supervisor/Manager of the Year: Randall Hoffman (Public Works Business Line); Federal Employee of the Year - Professional, Administrative, and Technical: Gene Matsukawa (Public Works Business Line); Federal Employee of the Year - Clerical and Assistant: Barbara Samson (Public Works Business Line); Exceptional Community Service: Sandra Tanoue (Asset Management Business Line/Public-Private Venture Division); Mentor of the Year: Paul Pollock (Financial Management/Comptroller); Team Excellence: NAVFAC Pacific Diego Garcia Base Operating Support Contract (BOSC) Re-procurement Team (Public Works Business Line, Acquisition, Environmental Business Line, Asset Management Business Line, Financial Management and Legal Counsel).
The FEB Excellence in Federal Government Awards program recognizes outstanding federal employees for their efforts, leadership, and/or initiative. In addition, the program encourages innovation and excellence in government, reinforces pride in federal service, and helps call public attention to the broad range of services provided by federal employees. The program is an important form of recognition for federal employees in the Honolulu-Pacific area.
Supervisor/Manager of the Year: Randall Hoffman, Facility Support Contract Management (FSCM) and Facility Services (FS) product line manager.
Randall Hoffman is recognized for successfully managing and leading the award of the Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia Base Operations Services Contract (BOSC). The contract is one of the Navy's largest and most complex BOSC with more than 30 technical annexes and sub-annexes supporting 30 partner commands and other organizations. Hoffman's supervisory contributions were exemplary in fostering high performance teams where accomplishments and outcomes exceeded expectations.
Federal Employee of the Year - Professional, Administrative, Technical: Gene Matsukawa, Public Works Business Line (PWBL) general engineer.
Gene Matsukawa is a technical expert for Maximo (a software that provides asset lifecycle and maintenance management for all asset types), and was selected to lead joint Maximo user groups ensuring critical corporate computerized work induction and tracking system for shop maintenance personnel at all facility engineering commands. Matsukawa performed accurate and timely analysis, and he resolved more than 1,400 request-for-actions which minimized system down time and operational impacts to Public Works departments. Additionally, he supported difficult projects such as: electronic Operation and Maintenance Support Information (eOMSI) and innovative data control tools that ensured accuracy of the $83 million Infrastructure Condition Assessment Program (ICAP) inventory.
Federal Employee of the Year - Clerical and Assistant: Barbara Samson, Public Works Business Line (PWBL) administrative support assistant.
Barbara Samson provided outstanding support to the Public Works Business Line (PWBL), which consists of four complex and distinct product lines with more than 30 personnel geographically separated. She is dependable and self-motivated. Samson also provides exceptional service to staff members by anticipating and implementing immediate and effective solutions to prevent problems or issues from arising. In addition, she provides superb support to supervisors by processing and tracking personnel actions, ensuring proper and timely timekeeping, managing training and logistics, and coordinating and supporting events fostering PWBL camaraderie and unity.
Exceptional Community Service: Sandra Tanoue, Asset Management Business Line (AMBL) Public-Private Venture (PPV) program manager.
Sandra Tanoue volunteered weekly during the school year as a reading mentor for Moanalua Middle School students. She has been mentoring students for six years now. Tanoue was specifically requested to volunteer again in 2013 due to her superb mentoring skills with students who have reading, comprehension and writing challenges. Her contributions were reflected in the raised test scores of the students' English Hawaii State Assessment test results. Tanoue was commended for her dedication in preparing the future generation for success.
Mentor of the Year: Paul Pollock, Financial Management (FM) comptroller.
Paul Pollock provided exceptional and formal mentoring to 12 NAVFAC emerging and senior leader program cadre members, and employees seeking professional advice. For more than five years, he mentored civilians on career opportunities, mission awareness and work-life balance. Pollock brings unique experiences to interactions with NAVFAC's future leaders. His professional diversity is sought by many who have an interest to broaden their perspectives. He provided guidance in integrating technical expertise with leadership excellence. Additionally, he developed and distributed a monthly newsletter on leadership issues to those he mentored.
Team Excellence: The NAVFAC Pacific Diego Garcia Base Operating Support Contract (BOSC) re-procurement team
The NAVFAC Pacific Diego Garcia Base Operating Support Contract (BOSC) re-procurement team developed and awarded the BOSC contract which provides integrated base support operations at Naval Support Facility on Diego Garcia. The team consisted of members from public works, acquisition, environmental, asset management, financial management and counsel. The team awarded this contract in a little more than half the average time for a contract of this size and complexity with more than 30 different technical annexes and sub-annexes. In addition, the team of public works and acquisition employees successfully conducted out of cycle unplanned re-procurement work, and coordinated contract requirements with 30 partner commands and other organizations.