Nomination Form:

2017 Emery Olson Award - call for nominations (2).pdf 


Nomination Form:

2017 Gunther Dumalski Award - call for nominations.pdf


All materials become the property of SCPMA-HR and will not be returned.  

Electronic transmission is preferred.  All submissions must be received by   

February 3, 2017   

Send to:

Russ Quan

Supervising Human Resources Analyst

Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

1955 Workman Mill Road

Whittier, CA  90601

(562) 699-7411 ext. 1302

Both awards will be presented at the 2017 SCPMA-HR Annual Conference at Almansor Court in Alhambra, CA on March 16, 2017.  


The Southern California Public Management Association -  

Human Resources (SCPMA-HR)
is soliciting nominations

for the 

Olson and Dumalski Awards


Due Date is February 3, 2017

The Emery E. Olson Achievement Award commemorates the legacy left by Dr. Emery E. Olson, who was a nationally respected educator and first Dean of the University of Southern California School Of Public Administration.


Serving as a public personnel commissioner from 1928 to 1975, Dr. Olson was a mentor to an entire generation of public personnel professionals in Southern California.

A nominee for the Olson Award may be a personnel practitioner, administrator or educator who has made a sustained contribution to the field of public personnel management in Southern California.  The criteria below should assist you in identifying a person appropriate for this prestigious award.

Active Advocacy of and adherence to the principles of merit in achieving better public service;

Leadership in developing creative responses to challenges in personnel management;

Skillful Application of personnel administration principles on a sustained basis;

Distinguished Teaching, Authorship or Research in the public personnel field.


The Gunther Dumalski Honorary Life Membership Award is bestowed upon persons who have rendered distinguished service in advancing and upholding the purposes of SCPMA-HR, and generally who may be at or near retirement from the profession.  Nominees shall be persons recognized for their contributions to public human resources administration.

Honorary Life Members shall have, at no fee, all rights and privileges of individual members, including the right to hold Association office and to vote on all issues requiring a decision of the membership.

In addition, Honorary Life Members shall have, at no fee, the right to attend annual SCPMA conferences.  No more than two Honorary Life Memberships will be awarded each year.

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