2014 Submission Information and Award Criteria
NLPES presents the Outstanding Achievement Award. This award is presented to a person or people who have made outstanding contributions to the field of legislative program evaluation while maintaining high ethical and professional standards. A five-person committee, consisting of the NLPES Executive Committee chair, vice-chair and three other people with significant history of both active participation in NLPES and experience in legislative program evaluation or performance audits, may grant one, multiple or no awards each year.
Nominations for the Outstanding Achievement Award must include a narrative describing how the nominee meets the award criteria below.
The recipient of the award will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:
- Long-time involvement in the field of legislative program evaluation or performance auditing.
- Active participation in NLPES. For example, the recipient may have actively served on the NLPES Executive Committee, served as a presenter or moderator at NLPES Professional Development Seminars, or submitted articles for the NLPES newsletter.
- Other contributions that have advanced the field of program evaluation (e.g., he or she was responsible for specific innovations, etc.).
Information about Judges
NLPES shall establish a five-person selection committee for this award. The committee consists of the NLPES Executive Committee chair, vice chair and three other people with a significant history in NLPES and experience in legislative program evaluation or performance audits. The NLPES chair will make appointments to the committee, who will serve one-year term but may be reappointed by the next NLPES chair.
The committee may grant one, multiple or no awards each year. The committee will make its decision based on consensus.
The NLPES chair will serve as the chair of the selection committee and will report results to the full NLPES Executive Committee.