Congratulations to our Region 10 Public Service Recognition Week honorees
Release Date: May 6, 2013
Congratulations! The Seattle Federal Executive Board has selected the following Northwest/Arctic Region individuals and teams as Public Service Recognition Week honorees for their dedication and exceptional service to GSA, our customers, the federal community, and the public. They will recognized at the SFEB Public Service Recognition Week Celebration on May 8, 2013 at the Jackson Federal Building.
Dana Beckwith spearheaded GSA’s work on process innovation with the Social Security Administration (SSA) facilities team. As the project manager for various building projects with SSA, she leads a multi-disciplinary team charged with changing how GSA does business with SSA.. Under Dana’s direction, the project team for the SSA Idaho Falls realized a cost savings of over $213,000 or over 30% of construction build out bid price.
GSA’s Denise Boyd unites her passion for horses with her volunteer work with at-risk/special needs youth. Activities with horses are used as a catalyst to develop core values of compassion, integrity, confidence, respect and responsibility. She chairs six nonprofit organizations including: Cowboy Up, I Can and The Equine Project. The goals of these groups are to instill confidence in at risk youth, provide emotional support to people with disabilities, sponsor educational programs, and offer community service alternatives. In the past 3 years she has helped 32 individual at-risk youth and her efforts continue to grow.
Always on the lookout for ways to work smarter and more efficiently, Clint McCoy designed a new evaluation tool for streamlining the review of incoming GSA contractor offers which average over 900 per year. In the short period of time the tool has been in place, the review time has been reduced by 45%. More importantly the ability to capture the results of offer reviews has reduced contractor confusion and produced higher quality offers.
|Holly Jones (lead)||Carol McKenzie|
|Denise Blue||Pacita Mina|
|Donna Beyer||Mary Mitton|
|Aaron Curtin||Gwendolyn Parker|
|Michael Dixon||Suzan Pachall|
|Tonja Ferguson||Rebecca Randles|
|Kristine Gibbons||Ryan Sugiyama|
|Evelyn Henderson||Cheryl Sundberg|
|Sally Kawakami||Dung "Lynda" Tran|
|Kimberly McFall||Kenny Yiu|
MSC Post Award Division has attained new heights of achievement. This team’s responsibilities include exercising contract options 30 days prior to a contract expiring. With over 3000 contracts to manage the team experienced an extraordinarily large workload. During the busiest time of year for procurement, the team processed four and half times their normal contract option workload. In one month the team awarded 170 contract options avoiding unnecessary and costly contract extensions and pricing adjustments.
|Patricia Ludlow||Jessica Havens||William Sassi||Jaylene Barry|
|Dillan Sheppard||Georgina Fernando||Clint McCoy||Betron Oniyoke|
|Lisa Norgren||Yvonne Salas||Tyler Allen||Kristy Kalilikane|
|Paul Majack||Tatyana Kimball||Laurence Glynn||Geri Smith|
|Linda Dunbar||Verla Lee||Lisa Delaney||Bounce Quarry|
|Steven Wright||Deborah Ginther||Tami Grant|
GSA’s Management Services Center’s Pre (Contracting) Award Division collaborated to reduce a major backlog of GSA contract offers by 57%. The team concurrently lowered its average cycle time to process offers by 45%, from 249 days to 111 days. Additionally, the team awarded more than 450 new contracts – an all-time record -- which GSA’s customers used to obtain needed professional services.
As contracting specialists dealing with heavy workloads Ryan Sugiyama and Kristi Gibbons decided to experiment. They merged their energy, resources and workload to become a single work unit tasked to reduce processing time for customer modifications and options. Together they manage over 400 contracts. In the short time that they have worked together, they have reduced their processing time by 50%.
These three are being recognized for their work to create an interagency initiative that monetizes sustainability strategies. This unique effort won Region 10 recognition as a Spotlight Community by the White House Office of Sustainability, one of only six such efforts so recognized.