Three NIHer’s Receive Presidential Rank Award
Three NIH'ers received the 2021 Presidential Rank Award, the highest honor the federal government can bestow upon a career civilian employee.
This year, Dr. Alfred Johnson, NIH deputy director for management, Michael Tartakovsky, NIAID chief information officer and director of the Office of Cyber Infrastructure and Computational Biology, and Dr. Teri Manolio, director of NIGMS’s Division of Genomic Medicine, were among the 230 winners from 37 federal agencies.
The small group of career senior executives and senior career employees were selected by President Joe Biden for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments and service over an extended period of time. The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 established the Presidential Rank Awards program to recognize the long-term hard work and important contributions of dedicated civil servants in the American federal workforce. The Office of Personnel Management administers the program and announces the awards.