November 20, 2003
MEMORANDUM FOR HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
B. Bolten Director
||Nominations for Financial
Management Improvement Awards
The Joint Financial Management Improvement Program (JFMIP) is a cooperative
undertaking of the Office of Management and Budget, the Office of Personnel
Management, the U.S. General Accounting Office, and the Department of
the Treasury, working in cooperation with Federal agencies, to improve
financial management in government. As Chair of the JFMIP Principals,
I would like to inform you that we are currently seeking nominations for
the Donald L. Scantlebury Memorial Awards, which recognize distinguished
senior executive leadership in financial management improvement in the
Since 1971, the JFMIP has sponsored an annual award program directed
to excellence in financial management in federal, state, or local government.
In 1981, the award was designated as the Donald L. Scantlebury Memorial
Award in honor of the Chief Accountant at the U.S. General Accounting
Office and the chairman of the JFMIP Steering Committee. Dale W. Sopper,
Deputy Commissioner for Finance, Assessment and Management and Chief Financial
Officer, U.S. Social Security Administration; and Carole E. Stone, Budget
Director, State of New York were last year’s Scantlebury Award recipients.
This year’s award will be presented at the 33rd annual JFMIP Financial
Management Conference on March 9, 2004, in Washington DC. All nominations
must be completed and received by the JFMIP Awards Committee by no later
than January 8, 2004. Nomination forms and procedures, and additional
information including award eligibility and selection criteria can be found
at the JFMIP website at http://www.jfmip.gov.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Doris
Chew, JFMIP Assistant Executive Director, at 202-219-0526 or firstname.lastname@example.org.