Karin O'Leary, Department of Justice

Friday - 5/21/2010, 4:11pm EDT

Causey Award winner Karin O'Leary, Justice Department

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NAME: Karin O'Leary

TITLE: Director of Budget

AGENCY: Department of Justice

NOMINATION:
During FY 2009, despite financial constraints, Karin was focused on creating an optimal workforce staffed with the right mix of talented, proactive career oriented people. Karin's priority was building a strong workforce and building the staff for the future. Karin undertook a number of initiatives in which she spent considerable time investing in her staff to create a high performance work team. Specifically in FY 2009 she focused on: identification of the organization's strengths and areas that needed improvement; implementation of new recruitment processes; and revitalization of retention efforts. (Read the full nomination.)

JUDGES COMMENTS:
"Demonstrated strong HR leadership in a challenging area for attracting, developing and retaining talent"…"Intrigued and impressed by idea of customer surveys for a budget office"…"Her emphasis on staff training, mentoring and communication is important"…"Smart, savy…"

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