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News Release

Thursday, August 28, 2008
Contact: Dean Scrutton
Tel: 202-606-2402

OPM Names Agents of the Year

Washington, DC -U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Associate Director for Federal Investigative Services, Kathy Dillaman recently named four Federal investigators Agents of the Year in a ceremony at the Theodore Roosevelt Building in Washington D.C.

"I am pleased to recognize these four agents for their hard work and outstanding performance over the past year," said Dillaman. "Federal investigators perform an essential role in ensuring the safety of the Federal Government and the American people. These recipients can be proud of their accomplishments and have set an example for future investigators to aspire to."

Agent of the Year is a highly selective award in which candidates are judged on overall performance, as well as additional measures such as volunteer efforts, and mentoring new agents. Agents were selected from over 1,500 Federal field investigators in OPM's Federal Investigative Services Division.

OPM's 2007 Agents of the Year are:

Lisa Hopp of Arizona

Michael Grace of Texas

Gary Novotny of Virginia

Charles (Chuck) Rozzi of New Jersey

OPM is responsible for conducting over 90% of the background investigations for the Federal Government, and expects to conduct over 2.3 million this fiscal year.

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OPM leads and serves the Federal Government in enterprise human resources management by delivering policies and services to achieve a trusted, effective civilian workforce. By Empowering Excellence in Government through Great People, we provide leadership and support to U.S. agencies on issues including human resources policy and oversight, background investigations, federal employee benefits, retirement services, guidance on labor-management relations, and programs to improve workforce performance. For more information, visit or follow OPM on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

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