Harvey J. Bullock Jr.
The NIH Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Awards Series
The purpose of the EDI Awards Series is to recognize individuals who have gone above and beyond in their contributions towards promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA), internal or external to NIH. Established in 2016 (Harvey J. Bullock Jr. Award, Yvonne Thompson Maddox Award, and the EDI Award of the Year) and 2022 (NIH Award for Accessibility), these awards represent individuals who make significant efforts in increasing awareness and strengthening leadership in DEIA-related activities. Distinguishing this caliber of excellence fosters a culture of visibility and appreciation for those creating a more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment at NIH.
Harvey J. Bullock Jr. Award for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The Harvey J. Bullock Jr. Award was established in 2016 to recognize employees who champion the ideals of DEIA. This award was specifically designed to recognize the achievements of employees who are not at the senior level (i.e. GS 12 and below or equivalent).
Harvey J. Bullock Jr., a Grants Management Specialist, began his career at NIH in 1961 in the Division of Contracts and Grants, Office of Administration. He was active in both the Washington and National Civil Rights movement. Mr. Bullock graduated from Dunbar High School and American University. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. As a collateral duty Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor, Mr. Bullock effected change by strengthening communication between labor and management, raising awareness of employee concerns, increasing workplace sensitivity, and promoting alternative solutions to workplace disputes. Mr. Bullock was a pioneer in the pursuit of fairness, valuing difference, and leveraging the talents of the entire workforce.
The Harvey J. Bullock Jr. Award will be granted to a non-supervisory general schedule (GS), wage grade (WG) or equivalent employee or group of employees at the grade 12 or below who demonstrate the spirit of the award by furthering NIH’s DEIA efforts.
Yvonne Thompson Maddox Award for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Dr. Yvonne Thompson Maddox
The Yvonne Thompson Maddox Award for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion was established in 2016 to encourage significant and continued efforts in promoting DEIA at NIH. This award was specifically designed to recognize the achievements of non-supervisory employees at grades 13 and higher or the equivalent who characterize the spirit of the award.
Dr. Yvonne Thompson Maddox held prestigious positions here at NIH. She served as the Deputy Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for many years. Dr. Maddox also served as the Acting Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and the Acting Deputy Director of NIH. She is an outstanding scientist and administrator who has championed DEIA within the biomedical workforce and promoted equity in healthcare for all.
The spirit of this award honor’s Dr. Maddox’s leadership and commitment to DEIA, and seeks to honor individuals who share that commitment.
NIH Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award of the Year
TThe NIH Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award of the Year was established in 2016 to recognize executives, supervisors or managers who have excelled in furthering NIH’s DEIA efforts. This award will be granted to leaders who exemplify the ideals of DEIA
NIH Award for Accessibility
The NIH Award for Accessibility was established in 2022 to recognize the efforts and achievements of individuals who have gone above and beyond to promote accessibility at NIH. This award honors those who have made significant and continued efforts in promoting accessibility in our workforce. The NIH Award for Accessibility is open to all NIH federal employees or groups of federal employees who embody the spirit of the award as evidenced by making strides in promoting accessibility.
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