U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
SUBJ: Flight Standards
Field Office of the Year Award
1. Purpose of This Order. This order prescribes
the Flight Standards Field Office of the Year Award Program and provides
information on criteria and a schedule for submission.
2. Audience. This order is distributed to the
branch level in the Flight Standards Service (AFS), to the branch level
in all regional Flight Standards divisions, and to field offices.
3. Where You Can Find This Order. You can find
this order on the MyFAA employee Web site at
can access this order through the Flight Standards Information Management
System (FSIMS) at http://fsims.avs.faa.gov. Operators may find this information
on the Federal Aviation Administrationís (FAA) Web site at http://fsims.faa.gov.
4. What This Order Cancels. This document cancels
Order 8000.77, Flight Standards Field Office of the Year Award, dated February
5. Background. The Flight Standards Field Office
of the Year Award was established in June 1976. The award represents excellence
in accomplishing the Flight Standards safety mission through quality leadership
6. Eligibility. Field elements eligible for
this award are Flight Standards District Offices (FSDO), International Field
Offices (IFO), Certificate Management Offices (CMO), and Aircraft Evaluation
7. Criteria. The basis for selections will
be overall performance during the preceding fiscal year (FY). Emphasis is
on contributions to improved aviation safety. As a minimum, the office must
have sustained a level of performance reflecting satisfactory quality and
productivity in all work elements during the award period. In addition,
award winners must have achieved the following:
a. Actions or Services. Actions or services
that contribute significantly to the Flight Standards mission and support
the goals and objectives of the service.
b. Innovations or Improvements. Innovations
or improvements in service to the public or other government agencies.
c. Increased Operations. Increased productivity,
efficiency, or economy of operations.
d. Quality of Work. Quality of work significantly
e. Program Support. Positive efforts in support
of a model equal employment opportunity (EEO) program.
f. Management Support. Positive efforts in
support of human resource management.
a. Submission. The Regional Flight Standards
Division Manager shall submit all nominations by memo to the Director, Flight
Standards Service, AFS-1, no later than February 15 of each year highlighting
accomplishments for the prior FY.
Note: The limit for each region is one submission for the same timeframe.
b. Nomination Documentation. Nominations shall
(1) A brief summary of the principal accomplishments
on which the nomination is based (approximately 300 words).
(2) A comprehensive statement for each accomplishment
describing how performance met or exceeded the selection criteria.
(3) Supporting or technical material, if necessary.
Only include material essential for a full understanding of the accomplishments
outlined in the detailed statement.
9. Selection Procedures. A selection board
shall review all nominations and agree upon a national winner. The Director,
Flight Standards Service, AFS-1, will chair the board and will include the
following members or their representatives:
∑ Manager, International Programs & Policy Division, AFS-50.
∑ Manager, Organizational Resources and Program Management Division, AFS-100.
∑ Manager, Air Transportation Division, AFS-200.
∑ Manager, Aircraft Maintenance Division, AFS-300.
∑ Manager, Flight Technologies and Procedures Division, AFS-400.
∑ Manager, Flight Standards Training Division, AFS-500.
∑ Manager, General Aviation and Commercial Division, AFS-800.
∑ Manager, Flight
Standards National Field Office, AFS-900.
10. Award Ceremony. The Flight Standards Field
Office of the Year Award is presented in conjunction with the Flight Standards
Recognition System (FSRS) national awards ceremony.
a. Vendor Coordination. Each region is responsible
for coordinating with vendor(s) to identify the specific type of
momento and associated cost of the purchase.
b. Award Order. Forward the projected estimate
for the award order to the Organizational Resources and Program Management
Division, AFS-100, who will administer the process of ordering and
funding all regional FSRS award orders.
11. Information Update. For additional information
and any suggestions for improvement regarding this program, please contact
the Organizational Resources and Program Management Division, AFS-100.
ORIGINAL SIGNED BY
Amelia Robbins for
John M. Allen
Director, Flight Standards Service