The David M. Walker Excellence in Government Performance and Accountability Awards, sponsored by the National Intergovernmental Audit Forum (NIAF), recognizes and honors government audit professionals who have made continuous contributions to improve government performance and accountability through their leadership in transforming government organizations.
CRITERIA AND BASIS FOR EVALUATION:
- Demonstrated leadership to improve government performance and accountability, including contributions toward successful intergovernmental or public/private partnerships.
- Examples of results from innovative techniques to transform government organizations and create a positive future for governments and the audit profession.
- Demonstrated adherence to the NIAF core values of collaboration, professionalism, and integrity.
FREQUENCY OF AWARD AND NUMBER OF RECIPIENTS:
Awards are given biennially; there is one recipient in each of the three levels of government: federal, state and local.
INDIVIDUALS ELIGIBLE FOR NOMINATION:
Any government audit professional in federal, state, or local government. Individuals retired less than one year may be nominated. The person does not need to be a regular participant of the Intergovernmental Audit Forums.
WHO MAY NOMINATE:
Nominations are accepted from any source. Each of the ten Regional Forums along with the National Forum are encouraged to submit nominations for all three levels of government, to the extent they have worthy candidates.
The NIAF Awards Committee, comprised of members from all three levels of government, serves as the Selection Committee.
Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States, will present the awards during the 24th Biennial Virtual Forum of Government Auditors that will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
Notice: The Selection Committee will only accept award applications submitted electronically. Due to system limitations, nominators will not have an opportunity to save the application and return to it at a later time. However, you may download the application to review and gather all materials prior to the electronic submission. There is a 5,000 character limit for each award criteria narrative.