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Award-winning feds speak out (Video)

By Ed O'Keefe


Video by Ed O'Keefe/Washington Post

Meet 2010 Federal Employee of the Year, Pius Bannis, a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services who processed the immigration paperwork for hundreds of Haitian orphans with American adoptive parents after that country's massive earthquake. Also: Two workers with the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity office, which developed casualty evacuation kits for the military.

By Ed O'Keefe  | September 15, 2010; 7:45 PM ET
Categories:  Video Report, Workplace Issues  
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"who processed the immigration paperwork for hundreds of Haitian orphans with American adoptive parents"

Isn't that really part of his job? no offense to anyone getting an award, but I am not sure it is fair to give an award to someone that just does their job. Call me cynical, but it just doesn't sit well with me. I come from old-school govt, you had to go above and beyond your normal duties to get recognized. This sounds like normal operating procedure. If it isn't part of HIS job, then the question is... was this performed strictly on his personal time? Govt resources were used? Not trying to start an argument or put anyone down... I am just saying...

Posted by: darbyohara | September 16, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

OF COURSE bureaucrats get awards for doing their jobs, it's RARE! He could have been smoking, or talking about the R-word sports team, but instead he did his actual job. wow, kudos

Posted by: jiji1 | September 16, 2010 12:53 PM | Report abuse

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