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Community Efforts Awards
Awards QED has earned a great reputation for its work, customer service, and participation in community activities, including the following:

Company Recognitions

  • 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 strategic goals.
  • 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.
Employee Recognitions
  • 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 for 2005-2009."
  • 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 Performance program.
  • 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.