JANUARY-MARCH 2010 AWARD OPPORTUNITIES IN SUPPORT OF BUILDING A TOP 50 NAVY

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SUBJ/JANUARY-MARCH 2010 AWARD OPPORTUNITIES IN SUPPORT OF BUILDING A 
TOP 50 NAVY//



RMKS/1.  THIS IS THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF QUARTERLY ANNOUNCEMENTS 
INVITING ALL NAVY COMMANDS AND ORGANIZATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN NAVY'S 
TOP 50 EXTERNAL RECOGNITION EFFORTS.  WHILE AWARDS WILL TYPICALLY BE 
SPECIFIC TO THE AREA OF WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT, THEY ARE NOT MEANT TO 
PRECLUDE APPLICATION FOR OTHER AWARD OPPORTUNITIES.
 
2.  TOP 50 ORGANIZATIONS BELIEVE PEOPLE DESERVE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK - 
A WORK ENVIRONMENT THAT IS PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY REWARDING.  
GREAT PLACES TO WORK ARE LEADERS.  THEY DELIVER ON THEIR MISSION WHILE 
FOSTERING A CULTURE OF TRUST, RESPECT, AND COOPERATION.  PURSUING 
NATIONAL RECOGNITION POSITIONS NAVY TO COMPETE FOR AND RETAIN THE 
NATION'S BEST TALENT.  AS A DIRECT RESULT OF OUR TOP 50 EFFORTS, NAVY 
EARNED RECOGNITION THROUGH 12 MAJOR AWARDS IN THE PAST EIGHTEEN MONTHS.  
IN 2010, OUR GOAL IS TO RECOGNIZE NAVY'S BEST PRACTICES IN WORKFORCE 
MANAGEMENT BEYOND THE MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, TRAINING AND EDUCATION 
LIFELINES.
 
3.  THE FIRST AWARD OPPORTUNITY IS THE ALFRED P. SLOAN AWARD FOR 
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE IN WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY, SPONSORED THROUGH THE 
FAMILIES AND WORK INSTITUTE.  THIS AWARD RECOGNIZES INNOVATIVE 
EXCELLENCE IN WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY PROGRAMS.  THE APPLICATION WILL BE 
AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.WHENWORKWORKS.ORG FROM EARLY JANUARY UNTIL LATE 
FEBRUARY 2010; HOWEVER, THE DEADLINE IS NOT YET FIRM.
PLEASE REFER TO THE WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.  THE SECOND AWARD 
OPPORTUNITY IS THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT'S 
"BEST" AWARD, WHICH HONORS EXCELLENCE ACROSS THE SPECTRUM OF TRAINING 
CONTENT DELIVERY.  THE APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE FROM 1 FEBRUARY TO 31 
MARCH 2010 AT 
WWW.ASTD.ORG/ASTD/ABOUTUS/AWARDSANDBESTPRACTICES/BESTAWARDS/.
 
4.  REVIEW OUR LESSONS LEARNED IN THE OCTOBER 2009 TOP 50 NEWSGRAM TO 
BEST POSTURE YOUR ORGANIZATION FOR SUCCESS.  THE NEWSGRAM CAN BE FOUND 
BY CLICKING THE TOP 50 TAB LOCATED AT WWW.NAVY.MIL/CNP.
 
5.  TO ENSURE WE TRACK NAVY'S PROGRESS IN SUPPORT OF TOP 50 GOALS, 
CONTACT MR. WAYNE WAGNER IF YOUR ORGANIZATION APPLIES FOR AN AWARD 
IDENTIFIED IN THIS OR SUBSEQUENT NAVADMINS.
 
6.  POINT OF CONTACT:  MR. WAYNE WAGNER, AT (703) 693-2322/DSN 223 OR 
EMAIL AT WAYNE.WAGNER(AT)NAVY.MIL.
 
7.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//

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