2018 AFA Outstanding Civilian Employees of the Year Award nominations sought Published Oct. 13, 2017 By Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2018 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employees of the Year Award. Each year the AFA recognizes four Air Force civilian employees for outstanding achievement in four categories: Civilian Wage Employee of the Year, Civilian Program Specialist (GS-1 through GS-11), Civilian Program Manager (GS-12 and GS-13) and Civilian Senior Manager (GS-14 and GS-15). Nominations are evaluated on the nature of the achievement, development of techniques or procedures that significantly increased mission effectiveness and breadth of impact. Organizations and base-level personnel must contact their major commands, combatant commands, field operating agencies, direct reporting units or MAJCOM-equivalent agency for applicable suspense date and additional information regarding nomination procedures. Each MAJCOM, COCOM, FOA and DRU may submit one nomination. All nomination packages are due to the Air Force’s Personnel Center no later than Jan. 5. Specifics regarding the award are available via myPers. Select “any” from the dropdown menu and search “Special Trophies and Awards.” For more information about Air Force personnel programs, go to myPers. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following these instructions.