As reported by Kellie Lunney at Government Executive, the:
Top senior executives will be honored next week at the State Department for their contributions to public service, less than a month after the White House reinstated the annual Presidential Rank Awards.
The event was not held last year. Seems it was a casualty of the Great Sequester. But:
The Office of Personnel Management announced on May 12 that the prestigious awards and accompanying banquet would be reinstated for fiscal 2014, after President Obama canceled them in June 2013 during the height of sequestration-related furloughs. The 2013 finalists may be nominated again in 2014.
Those 2013 nominees were, according to the OPM:
… part of an agile force of the highest-level of Federal career leaders. They accomplish monumental results that are of national and often international significance.
Among them, two from the Department of Veterans Affairs office of the inspector general.
Heckuva job, back in 2013, guys.