OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, May 27, 2015 —
On May 4, seven Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Oklahoma City, Ohla., employees were honored at the 2015 Public Service Recognition Awards ceremony sponsored by the Federal Executive Board. Of the seven nominees submitted by DLA Distribution Oklahoma City, three were selected as Employees of the Year.
Bikki Queen, administrative assistant, won Clerical/Administrative Assistant Employee of the Year, for her efficiency in managing the daily activities of seven supervisors and 139 employees. She contributed to DLA Distribution Oklahoma City saving more than $700,000 in labor costs and more than $2 million in non-labor costs due to her strict mission essential spending. Queen also contributed to DLA Distribution Oklahoma City returning almost $3 million of the allocated budget to DLA headquarters. Using her outstanding organizational skills, she maintains over 4,000 documents of retrievable evidential matter.
Martin Arce, motor vehicle operator, won Trades and Crafts Employee of the Year for contributing to the on-time delivery of over 30,000 high priority material release orders per month, far exceeding the goal. He was essential to the timely delivery of over 100,000 stock replenishments to over 20 DLA Aviation shop service centers. “His abilities are unsurpassed and he sets standards for all to emulate,” said Ned LaViolette, director of DLA Distribution Oklahoma City.
Lynda Driskell, management analyst, won Outstanding Employee with a Disability Employee of the Year. She was hired through the Workforce Recruitment Program for college students with disabilities. “Driskell viewed the internship as a way to fulfill the passion she’s always had to serve her country and support the Warfighter,” said Ned. Her accomplishments include coordinating her team’s efforts to achieve the DLA future goal of Voluntary Protection Program Star Site status, serving as strategic communications liaison for Standardization/Audit Readiness, and writing Standard Operating Procedures. Driskell also trains new and veteran employees.
The FEB Awards and Recognition Program is a forum by which the local Federal community honor and recognize outstanding Federal employees. The program highlights the exceptional service of high-performing Federal employees, and serves as an opportunity to acknowledge the difference these individuals made in their role as public servants. It focuses on the important contributions individuals make to support and advance the work of their agencies, their colleagues, and their communities.
FEBs were created by Presidential Directive in 1961 to foster communication, coordination and collaboration among Federal field agencies. FEBs build interagency partnerships and community involvement to create and nurture working relationships that address issues of shared interest. Currently, approximately 88 percent of federal employees are located outside the Washington, D.C. area. Across the nation, in 28 locations with a high concentration of Federal agencies and Federal employees, FEBs provide a forum for local federal leaders to share management challenges and strategies to meet agency missions and goals, identify common issues, develop collaborative efforts to address those issues, and share best practices among their peers.