AF seeks nominations for 2017 Outstanding Civilian Employees of the Year awards Published Aug. 2, 2016 By Kat Bailey Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Air Force officials will accept nominations for the 2017 Air Force Association Outstanding Civilian Employees of the Year awards through Jan. 6. 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 command, combatant command, field operating agency or direct reporting unit for applicable suspense dates and additional information regarding nomination procedures. Complete application procedures and deadlines are available on myPers. From the dropdown menu, select "Any" and search "Employee of the Year." For more information about Air Force personnel programs, go to the myPers website. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following the instructions on the Air Force Retirees Services website.