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Hammer Award logo Hammer Award
Vice President Gore's Hammer Award recognizes teams of federal employees and their partners whose work resulted in a government that works better and costs less. The National Partnership for Reinventing Government administers this award.

Plain Language Award
Gobbledygook Award logo
Vice President Gore's No Gobbledygook Award recognizes federal employees who write regulations, letters, and other government documents in plain language that anyone can understand. The National Partnership for Reinventing Government administers this award.

1/8/01: GovExec: Clinton Administration Awards Last Plain Language Prize

President's Quality Award
The President's Quality Award Program, administered by the Office of Personnel Management, recognizes federal organizations that have documented high-performance management systems and approaches.

7/5/00: Eight Agencies Honored for Peak Performance

Innovations in America logo Innovations in American Government Award
This awards program of the Ford Foundation and Harvard University provides cash awards to innovative programs of state, local, and federal organizations. This award is administered by the John F. Kennedy School of Government in partnership with the Council for Excellence in Government. 2000 Finalists, 2000 Winners, Brownfields Redevelopment Initiative Receives 2000 Innovations in American Government Award, HUD HOPEVI Program Receives 2000 Innovations in American Government Award

21 Federal Semifinalists for Year 2000
Eighteen of the 21 federal projects named as semifinalists in the 2000 Innovations in American Government Award are connected to reinvention as High Impact Agencies, Reinvention Labs, and Hammer Award winners.

Public Service Excellence Award
The Public Employees Roundtable and multiple co-sponsors recognize each year the highest standards of excellence and innovation in federal, state and local government. This site collects links to numerous other awards available to government employees and organizations.

The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award
The Baldrige quality program, managed by the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology, recognizes quality and business achievements of U.S. companies.

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