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NIH’ers Receive Presidential Rank Award

Julie Berko

OHR Director Julie Berko

Two NIH’ers received the 2022 Presidential Rank Award, the highest honor the federal government can bestow upon a career civilian employee. 

This year, Julie Berko, director of NIH’s Office of Human Resources, and Alexander Rosenthal, chief technology officer at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, were among the 233 winners from 33 federal agencies. 
The 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. 
Alexander Rosenthal

NIAID Chief Technology Officer Alexander Rosenthal

Winners of this award are “strong leaders, professionals and scientists who achieve results and consistently demonstrate strength, integrity, industry and a relentless commitment to excellence in public service,” according to nomination guidelines.
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.
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