Nominations for Carl Levin Award for Effective Oversight

The Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School is pleased to announce it is Levin Center logoseeking nominations for the newly established Carl Levin Award for Effective Oversight to be given to one or more U.S. legislators at the national, state, or local level who have demonstrated an extraordinary effort to conduct fact-based, bipartisan oversight.

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Carl Levin Award for Effective Oversight

A core value of the Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School is to promote the development of effective oversight by legislative bodies. This award is established to promote such oversight and to recognize those legislators who conduct it. Too often oversight is marred by politically or ideologically driven conduct that damages public confidence in government, diminishes legislative comity, distorts public policy and wastes taxpayer dollars. When conducted well, on a bipartisan basis, with a commitment to finding the facts and uncovering the truth, oversight fulfills the checks and balances envisioned by our Constitution, fosters bipartisan legislative relationships, builds public trust in legislatures, and improves public policy and government programs.

The Carl Levin Award for Effective Oversight will be presented to one or more individuals who serve or have served in a legislative body in the United States and who have led or played a central role in an oversight investigation conducted on a bipartisan basis with a dedication to fact-finding.

The deadline for nominations for consideration this year will be June 1.

Criteria for selection:

To be selected for the Carl Levin Award for Effective Oversight, a candidate must meet and the nomination must address the following criteria:

• The candidate must be or have been a member of a legislative body at the national, state, tribal or local level, and must have played a central role in the conduct of an oversight investigation by such legislative body.

• The oversight investigation must have been conducted on a bipartisan basis and the candidate must have played a significant role in ensuring the bipartisan nature of the investigation.

• The oversight investigation must have been focused on obtaining the facts underlying the subject of the investigation and the candidate must have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to that effort.

• The candidate must have provided recognized and significant leadership in the conduct and achievement of the investigation.

• The candidate must have exhibited a high degree of integrity and a commitment to legislative comity and civility

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