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ARS Employees Honored by USDA / June 11, 1997 / News from the USDA Agricultural Research Service

ARS Employees Honored by USDA

By Jim De Quattro
June 11, 1997

Employees of the Agricultural Research Service will receive 11 individual or team awards from U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman today in Washington at USDA’s 51st annual Honor Awards ceremony. Glickman is scheduled to present plaques to the awardees at a 1 p.m. ceremony at Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1300 Constitution Ave., N.W.

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

  • For research to improve water quality by reducing nonpoint source pollution, to an ARS-university team, the Management Systems Evaluation Areas Principal Investigators, led by agronomist Jerry L. Hatfield, director, U.S. National Soil Tilth Laboratory, Ames, Iowa.
  • For new, mulch based growth methods--requiring less fertilizer--for tomatoes and other vegetables, to Aref A. Abdul-Baki, plant physiologist, Vegetable Laboratory, BARC, Beltsville, Md.
  • For developing “green remediation,” which uses plants to remove heavy metals from contaminated soil, to Rufus L. Chaney, agronomist, Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, BARC, Beltsvillle, Md.

PUBLIC SERVICE

REINVENTING GOVERNMENT

  • For making USDA’s credit-card purchasing system more cost-effective, to a 15-person USDA group including Linda G. Wilson, procurement analyst, Procurement and Property Division, Greenbelt, Md., and Michelle J. Snowden, secretary, Civil Rights Staff, Washington, D.C.
  • For improving agency financial and administrative oversight such as ARS’ program to guard against government fraud, waste and abuse, to Linda Santora Mooney, management analyst, Administrative and Financial Management, Greenbelt, Md.

SUPPORT PERSONNEL

  • For improving employee travel accounting and scheduling, to ARS’ 15-person National Secretarial Advisory Council, co-chaired by Angela V. Marchetti, secretary, Administrative and Financial Management, Greenbelt, Md. , and Marcia Jenkins, secretary, Midwest Area Office, Peoria, Ill.
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