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Washington, D.C. – On behalf of President George W. Bush, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management last night honored a select group of federal agencies selected to receive the Presidential Award for Management Excellence. The ceremony, commonly known as the President's Quality Awards (PQA), was presided over by OPM Acting Director Michael W. Hager. It was held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
"I am very glad to be here tonight to honor the achievements of hard working and proud federal employees," said Acting Director Hager. "Their contributions are something we can turn to as examples of the best of federal government."
The Presidential Award for Management Excellence, which is administered by OPM through the President's Quality Award program, recognizes federal agencies and programs that have placed a high priority on managerial excellence. The award also is the highest award given to Executive Branch agencies for management excellence.
The 2008 recipients of the Presidential Award for Management Excellence, and the categories for which they were recognized, are:
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