LUTHER I. REPLOGLE AWARD FOR MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENT at the UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
This award is made possible by an endowment established by the late Luther I. Replogle, former American Ambassador to Iceland. It is granted to an employee of the Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development who has made an outstanding contribution to management improvement. The recipient receives a certificate signed by the Secretary of State and $10,000.
In a letter dated March 1973 to the U.S. Secretary of State William Rogers, Ambassador Luther Replogle (retired) offered to support an Award for Management Improvement. He believed that it is important to recognize individuals whose hard work has led to management improvements that have significantly increased the effectiveness of the U.S. Department of State in fulfilling its role in the conduct of foreign affairs. Ambassador Replogle intended that the award be given each year with the aim of accomplishing the following goals:
- To encourage reforms already occurring;
- To provide incentive awards such as those that recognize success in the private sector;
- To provide the same recognition for management officers that already exists for political and economic officers; and
- To demonstrate the importance of management skills.