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2 ERO Baltimore officers to be honored for excellence in public service

BALTIMORE — Two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers will be presented this year's Excellence in Federal Career awards Friday, May 4, by the Baltimore Federal Executive Board (FEB) at the 45th Excellence in Federal Career Awards Luncheon and Ceremony in Maryland. This historical regional federal employee recognition program is held during Public Service Recognition Week to honor and recognize federal agency employees who work in Maryland, for their accomplishments and job performance during the previous year.

ERO Baltimore Contracting Officer's Technical Representative Dionne Jones-Jerry will be recognized with a Bronze Award for Outstanding Para-Professional (Non-Supervisory) Administrative Management Analyst, GS-8 and above and ERO Deportation Officer Douglas Wright will be recognized with a Bronze Award for Outstanding Para-Professional (Non-Supervisory) Technical, Scientific and Program Support.

The event, hosted by the Chair of the Baltimore Federal Executive Board, Lieutenant Colonel H.W. Hugh Darville, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore and the Program Chair, Dr. Reginald F. Wells, Deputy Commissioner Human Resources for the Social Security Administration and the FEB Vice-Chair, will be held at Martin's West in Baltimore and will feature the Baltimore Area U.S. Coast Guard Color Guard. Traditionally, nearly 1,000 federal officials, employees and military service members, family members and guests attend this prestigious event.

"Gold, Silver and Bronze awards for excellence in job performance during 2011 will be awarded to 245 Maryland federal employees and military service members in twenty different award categories," said Richard Howell, Executive Director of the FEB. Award nominations were submitted to the FEB in January 2012.

"The role of the Federal Executive Board National Network, for the last 51 years, has been to create value to the public by fostering communication, coordination and collaboration with federal, state and local government agencies" Howell said. "FEBs coordinate emergency preparedness and homeland security training and exercises, human capital readiness and leadership training, and conduct special emphasis and community outreach programs throughout the year. We are proud of our contributions to Maryland Federal agencies and look forward to the challenges ahead," said Howell.