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NATIONAL EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
National Employment Awards Program

This National Employer of the Year Award is given each year in recognition to employers whose policies and achievements in hiring, promoting, and training of veterans, with special emphasis on disabled veterans, is outstanding. This is two (2) awards. One goes to a large company and one goes to a small company. As noted, particular attention is given to the company's employment policy. Does the company have a written veterans' preference policy? Is there a high percentage of veterans at all levels of the company's workforce, which would indicate a commitment to their veterans ' preference policy? Does the company count military time toward retirement? Is the company an active participant in community activities such as observing Veterans Day? Does the company list its job vacancies with the Job Service Veterans unit, so qualified veterans can be referred to them?

ELIGIBILITY:
Any individual, corporation or agency with an exceptional record of employing veterans.

NOMINATIONS:
Any individual may nominate a candidate for this award. Departments will select one candidate for national consideration in each of the subcategories.

CATEGORIES:

PROCEDURE:
Recommendations should include a statement detailing the exceptional character of the nominee's accomplishments in providing employment services to veterans.

Recommendations must include, but not limited to:

Does the employer's regulations/policies provide preference for veterans in:
(Indicate yes or no and include a paragraph of explanation)
Recruiting __________ Placement __________ Promotion __________

Retirement Policy: Is military service credited in retirement computation? ____________

The date the company was established and the average employees in the past five years.
_______________________________________________________________________

Is the business seasonal? If yes: full-time---part-time employees

On a separate sheet describe employer's policy on employment and advancement of veterans and attach a copy of the policy. Explain why you believe this nominee should receive the annual "National Employer of the Year" award.

Submit recommendations in duplicate

NOTE:
Except as required above, do not submit still film, movie film, filmed spots, tape recordings, transcripts, records, drawings, diagrams, meeting programs, books or other material that does not support the requested information.

Submitted by:
Address:
Date:


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