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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

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OCTOBER 2015

61

AFSA NEWS

AFSA NEWS

DEADLINE: February 28, 2016

The Nomination Process

Anyone may propose a

superior, peer or subordi-

nate—or themselves—for an

American Foreign Service

Association constructive

dissent award. The nomina-

tion must be 700 words or

fewer, and must include all

of the following elements:

• The name of the award

for which the person is

being nominated, along with

the nominee’s grade, agency and position;

• The nominator’s name, grade, agency and position, along

with a description of his or her association with the nominee;

and

• A justification for nomination that describes the actions

and qualities that qualify the nominee for the award. This

should cite specific examples demonstrating that he or she

has “exhibited extraordinary accomplishment involving initia-

tive, integrity, intellectual courage and constructive dissent.”

Additional Guidelines

• Only career or career-conditional members of the foreign

affairs agencies (e.g., State, USAID, FCS, FAS, APHIS or BBG)

are eligible.

• An individual may be nominated more than once in dif-

ferent years for the same award, provided that he or she has

never won that award.

• The actions attributed to the nominee must have taken

place no more than four years prior to the nomination.

While messages sent via the State Department Dissent

Channel and USAID’s Direct Channel may be cited as the

basis of a dissent nomination, they are not necessary. A nomi-

nation must be submitted directly to AFSA for consideration.

For additional information or to nominate someone using

AFSA’s online form, see

www.afsa.org/dissent.

If you have

questions, contact Special Awards and Outreach Coordinator

Perri Green at

green@afsa.org

or (202) 719-9700.

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Call for Nominations:

AFSA Constructive Dissent

Awards

AFSA/SHAWNDORMAN