How to Submit a Nomination
Nominations are due February 3, 2020 and may be submitted online. For questions or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please address all inquires to the Roger Jones Awards Committee.
Please use the Nomination Package Checklist to ensure your nomination is complete and eligible for consideration, as it includes a list of required documentation from both the nominator and the nominee.
2019/20 winners will be announced in April 2020.
About the Award
The Roger W. Jones Award annually recognizes federal career executives of the Senior Executive Service committed not only to mission success, but also to developing and inspiring those whom they lead, consistent with the career of the extraordinary public servant for whom the Award is named.
Roger Jones (February 3, 1908 – May 28, 1993) served seven US Presidents over 43 years, including tours as Deputy Secretary of State, Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Chairman of the Civil Service Commission.
He extolled the importance of public administration, and stressed the need to provide professional education for public managers.
The criteria for this prestigious award for federal career executives (members of SES) are demonstrated exceptional capabilities in the following areas:
- superior leadership which has resulted in outstanding organizational achievements
- a strong commitment to bringing about effective continuation of government by helping to develop the careers of people who will serve as managers and executives in the future federal service
Presidential appointees and other administration appointees are invited each spring to submit nominations of career executives responsible to them who have demonstrated outstanding executive leadership.
Recipients of the Roger W. Jones Award are honored at the Key Executive Leadership Conference held each Spring in Washington, DC, an event that draws hundreds of federal leaders from across the government for a day dedicated to personal and professional development.
Each honoree receives a $2,500 honorarium.
Roger W. Jones Award Selection Committee
Dr. Patrick Malone
Director, Key Executive Leadership Programs; Roger W. Jones Award Committee Chair, School of Public Affairs, American University
David S. C. Chu
President, Institute for Defense Analyses; Co-Chairman, Transition 2017, National Academy of Public Administration
Co-Chairman, Transition 2017, National Academy of Public Administration; Executive in Residence, Brookings Executive Education; former Special Adviser to the President
President, Mort Downey Consulting, LLC; National Academy of Public Administration Fellow; former Deputy Secretary of U.S. Department of Transportation
President and CEO, National Academy of Public Administration
Past President, Association of Federal Enterprise Risk Management; National Academy of Public Administration Fellow; Member Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
Civilian Sector Chief Strategy Officer, Deloitte
Distinguished Practitioner in Residence; Former Director, Key Executive Leadership Programs