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  • The January 2014 Newsletter in Adobe pdf or MS Word format
  • The Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award - The Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award encourages the mentoring of junior staff in the statistical community in Federal, State, or Local government. It is awarded annually to a supervisor, technical director, team coordinator, or other member of the Federal, State, or Local government statistical staff who is nominated by a supervisor and co-workers for his or her efforts in supporting the work and developing the careers of junior staff.

    The Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award was established to honor Dr. Griffith who died in August 2001 after working for more than 25 years in the Federal statistical system. Throughout her career, and especially in her latter senior management positions at the National Center for Education Statistics and the National Science Foundation, one of Jeanne’s highest priorities was to mentor and encourage younger staff at all levels to learn, to grow, and to recognize and seize career opportunities as they came along.

    The Jeanne E. Griffith award is supported by the ASA Government Statistics Section and Social Statistics Section, NORC at University of Chicago, Westat, American Institutes for Research (AIR), American Educational Research Association (AERA), The Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics (COPAFS), STATA, Washington Statistical Society, and the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy (ICSP).

    The previous recipients of the Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award are: Rich Allen (National Agriculture Statistical Service), 2003; Beth Kilss (Internal Revenue Service), 2004; Renee Miller (Energy Information Administration), 2005; Martin O’Connell (U.S. Census Bureau), 2006; Stephanie Shipp (National Institute of Standards and Technology – at the time of the award), 2007; Rosemary D. Marcuss (Bureau of Economic Analysis), 2008; Kevin Cecco (Internal Revenue Service), Lillian S. Lin (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), 2009; Deborah H. Griffin (U.S. Bureau of the Census), 2010; Jenise L. Swall (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), 2011; William P. Mockovak (Bureau of Labor Statistics), 2012; and Brian Harris-Kojetin (Office of Management and Budget), 2013.

    If you’re not familiar with the award or would like more information about the history of the award, see the excellent article (including some pictures from the ceremony) in the October 2013 issue of Amstat News on page 34. http://magazine.amstat.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Amst_October2013.pdf.

    Nominations for 2014 will be accepted beginning in January 2014. The last date for submission of nominations is April 4, 2014, and the Award Committee will make its determination of the award winner by April 30, 2014. The award will consist of a $1,000, a citation, and a plaque, which will be presented at a ceremony arranged by the co-sponsors in June 2014.

    For more information about the nominating process for the 2014 award, please go to: http://www.amstat.org/sections/sgovt/JEGform14.doc or http://www.amstat.org/sections/sgovt/JEGform14.pdf.

    If you have questions about the award, please contact Rick Peterson at rick@amstat.org (703) 684-1221, and Deborah Griffin at Deborah.h.griffin@census.gov (301) 763-2855
  • JSM 2014: GSS Contributed Poster Contest - Thinking about contributing a paper to JSM? Why not contribute that paper through a “poster” format. Starting in 2009, the Government Statistics Section initiated an annual competition for “best poster” presentation at JSM to encourage both the quantity and quality of poster submissions. Winner of the best poster competition will be given $500. In addition the winning poster will be recognized in the GSS Business Meeting and Social at JSM.
  • Wray Jackson Smith Scholarship - The Government Statistics Section and the Social Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association (ASA) are pleased to announce the availability of a scholarship in memory of Wray Jackson Smith, a founding member of the Section and long-time contributor to Federal statistics. The Wray Jackson Smith Scholarship (WJSS), co-sponsored with the Washington Statistical Society, the Caucus for Women in Statistics, Harris-Smith Institutes, Mathematica Policy Research, and Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc., is intended to reward promising young statisticians for their diligence, thereby encouraging them to consider a future in government statistics.
    History of Wray Jackson Smith Scholarship
    For 2014: Apply by April 1, 2014!
    2014 Announcement.
    2014 Application forms:
    http://www.amstat.org/sections/sgovt/wjsapp14.docx for a MS Word (docx) version
    For further information for 2014, contact Linda Gage by e-mail: linda.gage@sbcglobal.net
  • The Roger Herriot Award - The 2014 Roger Herriot Award for Innovation in Federal Statistics will be presented at the 2014 JSM. The Roger Herriot Award is sponsored by the Washington Statistical Society, the ASA's Social Statistics Section and the ASA's Government Statistics Section. Nominations are now sought for the 2014 Roger Herriot Award for Innovation in Federal Statistics.
    Submit nominations by April 1, 2014.
    For more information, contact John Dixon, Chair, 2014 Roger Herriot Award Committee, at 202-691-7516 or dixon.john@bls . Electronic submissions in MS-Word or as a “pdf” file are strongly encouraged. Please contact the chair if you need to make arrangements to fax or mail a nomination.
  • 2014 Student Paper Competition - The Survey Research Methods, Government Statistics, Social Statistics Sections are pleased to announce a competition for student and post-graduate papers. Winning papers are presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings in August 2-7, 2014, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Approximately five awards will be granted. A subsidy of $800 is provided to each winner to cover JSM 2014 expenses.
    All materials must be received by 5 PM EST, December 15, 2013
  • The Pat Doyle Award - The Executive Committee of the Government Statistics Section (GSS) created the Pat Doyle Award in 2005 as a tribute to Pat’s dedication to the statistical field and the GSS during her lifetime. When Pat died, she left her imprints on an astonishingly wide range of projects and activities in the U.S. federal statistical community. The award is given to a person who contributes to the GSS in a way that leaves a lasting impact on GSS and ASA.
    The previous recipients of The Pat Doyle Award are: (2005) Clyde Tucker (1st Award), (2006) Robert Lussier, (2007) Wendy Alvey, (2008) John L. Czajka, (2009) Stephanie Shipp, (2010) Bill Wong, (2011) Natalya Verbitsky-Savitz (2012) Carol House, and (2013) Nancy Bates.

We express our thanks to our Government Statistics Section's corporate sponsors:

For 2012:
      Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), U.S. Department of Commerce
      National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
      National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
      U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce

For 2013:
      Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), U.S. Department of Commerce
      National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


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Last updated:     March 31, 2014.


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