Big Thanks for a Job Well Done
December 7, 2009
Tina Johnston, procurement analyst, 413th Contracting Support Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii has been recognized by the Army Staff for her valued assistance with contractor and government reporting requirements associated with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The 413th received more than 40 tasking/clarifications on how the Army reports dollars spent for projects awarded utilizing funds under the ARRA program. The Army in Hawaii and Alaska currently has 92 FY-09 projects with a value of $63 million.
These projects directly support Army installation and family needs. Johnston monitored and coordinated with regional contracting offices to ensure contractor registration, reporting, and agency reviews were completed on time.
Although Johnston's contract policy shop is under strength by 50 percent, she was able to monitor, coordinate, and respond to the time sensitive ARRA data calls for three contracting organizations across the Pacific and assist other Army organizations in the continental U.S.
"Thank you very much for helping us out. Your willingness to immediately complete this task for contract actions that did not fall under your organization while you were in the midst of reviewing your own recovery act contract actions, and your mastery of the automated system to accomplish this task so quickly are greatly appreciated," Said Steven C. Jaren, Procurement Policy and Support Directorate, ODASA(Procurement) in a message to Johnson.
He continued by adding that on her own volition, during non-duty hours, she went above and beyond her responsibilities to assist others. She is Army Strong and a great civil service professional.