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President Clinton Honors Leadership of Three GSA Senior Executives


GSA #9751

October 13, 2000
Contact: Bill Bearden (202) 501-1231
bill.bearden@gsa.gov


Washington, DC�Three members of the Senior Executive Service at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) have received the 2000 Presidential Rank Award. This honor salutes the government's top executives for leadership efforts in federal programs essential to the nation's welfare. Winners of this prestigious award have demonstrated their ability to lead a government that delivers great service, fosters partnerships and community solutions to achieve results, and continuously pushes itself to get the job done more effectively and efficiently.

There are two categories of awards, Distinguished Executives and Meritorious Executives. Award winners are chosen through a rigorous selection process. They are nominated by their agency heads, evaluated by boards of private citizens, and approved by the President.

The 2000 Presidential Rank Award for a Distinguished Executive was given to Martin Wagner, Associate Administrator for Governmentwide Policy (OGP). Mr. Wagner is the senior career official leading efforts of the Executive Branch in working with other federal agencies to develop, advocate and evaluate policies and guidelines for establishing service contracts and for acquiring, managing, and disposing of the real estate, supplies, furniture, computers, tools and equipment that federal employees need to do their jobs. OGP, in cooperation with other Federal agencies, also develops policy and guidelines for travel and transportation services, for electronic commerce and for smart cards.

The other two GSA senior executives won the 2000 Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executives. They are:

Woody L. Landers, the Assistant Regional Administrator for the Federal Supply Service (Greater Southwest region) in Ft. Worth, TX. Mr. Landers leads a logistics organization that spans 11 states, directing a workforce of 508 employees and 149 contract staff members. This includes an acquisition center that produces sales in excess of $800 million; a fleet management function which operates 37,000 vehicles, a product distribution center with annual sales of $145 million, and an excess/surplus property function which redistributes or sells property valued at several million dollars annually for the federal government.

Paul F. Prouty, the Assistant Regional Administrator for the Public Buildings Service (Rocky Mountain Region) in Denver, CO. Mr. Prouty is responsible for 375 employees servicing over 400 buildings with 16 million square feet of space, housing 45,000 federal employees in six states, and manages an annual budget totaling over $400 million.

The Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive may be awarded to 1 percent of the approximately 6,000 career members of the SES. This rank carries with it a cash award of 35 percent of the executive's base salary. The Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive may be given to 5 percent of the career SES and includes a cash award of 20 percent of base pay. Awards for Distinguished Executive were given in 2000 to 53 career members of the government's Senior Executive Service (SES); 287 career SES members received the rank of Meritorious Executive.