QED has earned a great reputation for its work, customer service, and participation in
community activities, including the following:
- In 2008, QED received a letter of appreciation from the FAA Air Traffic Organization
(ATO) Office of Safety Management System (SMS) Implementation for its outstanding contribution to the planning
and execution of the first annual ATO SMS Summit. The summit brought together nearly 400 safety professionals
from across the ATO as well as other FAA lines of business to promote safety and was an extremely well-received event.
- In 2005 QED received a letter of appreciation from the US Customs
and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Training and Development for the outstanding contribution of a
group of QED employees toward a non-intrusive technology training program for which the office received
a Commissioner's Award, the highest honor in CBP.
- In 2004 QED received a letter of commendation from the FAA Deputy
Administrator for its work in the development of the FAA's Safety Management System.
- In August 2002, QED earned recognition from the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) for supporting a team from the Office of Research and Acquisition (ARA). The ARA
team won the 2002 OPM Director's PILLAR Award for its results-based Performance Management Program (PMP).
The name of the award stands for Performance, Incentives, and Leadership Linked to Achieve Results.
The PILLAR Award, an honorary award, recognizes effective performance management programs, processes
and practices that support alignment of employee performance management practices with organizational
- QED has been named a Commuter Choice Employer by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation in recognition of the commuter
benefits meeting the National Standard of Excellence offered to its employees. Commuter Choice benefits
include tax-free transit, carpool matching and passes, telecommuting, and providing changing facilities
for those who choose to run, bike or walk to work.
- At a special ceremony in August 2005, the FAA recognized QED
Consultants Dr. Earl Pence, Dr. Douglas Rachford and Kelly Robins for their exemplary contribution
to the success of the Air Traffic Organization Leadership Summit. The QED Consultants provided
program development, coordination, facilitation services, and subject matter expertise.
- In 2005 Margot Moody received a letter of commendation from the
Air Traffic Organization's Office of Workforce Development for her assistance with a GAO Report on
the organization's efforts toward enhancing their organizational culture. She also received a formal
letter and an Award of Excellence from Russ Chew, the Chief Operating Officer of the FAA Air Traffic
Organization in recognition of her "valuable contribution to the development of the FAA Flight Plan
- In 2005 Valerie Alexander received a letter of commendation from
the FAA Director of ATO Workforce Development for her assistance in implementing the Art of Leading
- In 2005 Ginny Pollack received a certificate of recognition from
former commissioner Robert C. Bonner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for her efforts on the
Agriculture Specialist Training Program. She was also recognized by CBP for the quality of her
leadership and management skills.
- In 2005 Rachel Klein-Kircher, Meghan Gallant and Jennifer Broerman
each received letters of commendation in appreciation for outstanding support to U.S. Customs and
Border Protection for their roles in producing and delivering training materials and a training database.
- Jocelyn (Kroshus) Folger has received formal recognition from three
different clients. In August 1999, she received acclaim from the Cost Accounting System Program Manager
for her work on the FAA's Conference on Cost and Performance Management. In April 2000, the Assistant
Commissioner of the Office of Training and Development recognized her contributions to the establishment
of the Training Records and Enrollment Network (TRAEN) as the U.S. Customs Service national training data
tracking system. In July 2001, the Director of the U.S. Customs Service Office of Human Resources
Enterprise Solutions formally acknowledged Folger's contribution to the team designing the HR Connect
Release 4 Training Management module. In 2005, Ms. Folger was again recognized by the Customs Office
of Training and Development for her contributions towards a non-intrusive technology training program,
and for the exceptional professionalism and quality of work that she provided over a three-year period.
- Lisa Kuzma and Marlene Mandel received an "Exceptional Job Well Done"
award from the FAA Office of System Capacity for their role in writing and editing the FY2000-2002 Air
Traffic Services (ATS) Performance Plan in November of 1999. The Performance Plan established ATS's goals
and performance targets for a three-year period, and the activities and initiatives that would help
the organization achieve its goals.
- In July 2001, Sue King, Lisa Kuzma, and Lisa Shaw received Certificates
of Appreciation from the Assistant Administrator for Financial Services for their support of the Corporate
Labor Distribution Reporting (LDR) Implementation Team.
- In July 1999 Jodi Rush received a formal letter of commendation
from the FAA's Director of the Office of Business Management in the Office of Research and Acquisition
for her exceptional contributions to the office's mission. The letter cited specific programs, and Ms.
Rush's positive attitude, sense of perspective and subject matter expertise.