Ted Kaufman - United States Senator for Delaware

Great Federal Employees Initiative

Honoree for Week of September 16, 2010

Susan Solomon

Sen. Kaufman Recognizes Great Federal Employee, Susan Solomon

Last night, winners for eight awards were announced by the Partnership for Public Service, a leading nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Federal employees embody:  citizenship, hard work, a willingness to take risks, perseverance, intellect, and humility.  All nine of this year’s awardees exemplify these qualities.

Honoring those who have spent many years in federal government, the Career Achievement Medal was won this year by Susan Solomon, a senior scientist in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado.  In her nearly thirty years as a government employee, Susan has been at the forefront of pioneering research into the hole in the Earth’s ozone layer.  Her research was critical in determining how certain consumer and industrial gases were affecting the ozone, which helped spur the landmark 1987 Montreal Protocol.  Last year, Susan led a groundbreaking study that showed how the effects of carbon pollution, such as altered temperatures and changes in sea level, can linger for over a thousand years. 

Read Sen. Kaufman's full remarks on the 2010 Service to America Medal Winners HERE

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