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2012 Causey Awards Winner - Dorine Andrews
Monday - 7/16/2012, 4:26am EDT
Chief Information Officer
FROM HER NOMINATION:
High turnover at the Peace Corps — employees are limited to five-year appointments — can leave institutional knowledge in short supply. With an average enforced turnover rate of 20 percent annually, as the Peace Corps' Office of the CIO has said, the challenge becomes even bigger. For Dorine Andrews, who became the CIO of the Peace Corps in August 2010, it was a challenge she couldn't resist.
Shortly after becoming CIO, Andrews quickly involved staff in creating a process-oriented approach to human capital management, including creating a shared vision
and mission with her 80-member IT team. She also established guiding principles
and values, such as professionalism, teamwork and placing value in people, that
would help her staff to achieve its vision.
IN HER OWN WORDS:
"Do what you're told and don't ask too many questions." Dorine Andrews tells Federal News Radio why that's the worst piece of advice she's ever received.
Want to hear more from Dorine Andrews? Listen to our full radio interview with the Causey Award winner in the "Listen" box above.
GET TO KNOW THE AWARD WINNER:
- My job title is Chief Information Officer for the Peace Corps. My
job title should be exactly what it is.
- What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? You'll never
do what you really need to do until you are "hungry" and you can't procrastinate
anymore. Never be afraid to try; if it doesn't work, the world will not end and
you can try again.
- What is the worst piece of advice you have ever received? Be a good
girl, do what you're told, and don't ask too many questions.
- Who has been your biggest role model, and why? A dear friend who, at
50, went back to school to get a clinical psychology doctorate to reinvent her
career. She's 72 this year and still working 3 days a week - a perfect balance
for her. I took her advice to not plan to retire, but to create a life that
gives me what I need when I need it.
- If I could do it over again, I would have started sailing as a
teenager, not 35.
- If I could have one super power it would be rid the world of
addictions, war and depression.
Andrews in studio with Mike Causey.
- In my opinion, there is always more than one way to solve a problem.
Sometimes you just have to redefine it to see it as an opportunity.
- If you didn't work for the federal government, what would be your dream
job? No job is a dream job; but most jobs are the right jobs at the right
time. Every job I had was the right job at the right time.
- What is the last book you read? I am reading Team of Rivals right
now. I recently finished David McCullough's The Greater Journey.
- I'd rather be sailing.
Federal News Radio awarded six individuals with a 2012 Causey Award. Read more about each of the recipients.