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AMPN/REF A IS NAVADMIN 197/10, NAVY'S TOP 50 INITIATIVE - PROGRESS TO DATE.//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN IS A QUARTERLY ANNOUNCEMENT INVITING ALL NAVY COMMANDS 
AND ORGANIZATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN NAVY'S TOP 50 EXTERNAL RECOGNITION 
INITIATIVE.  ALL NAVY COMMANDS AND ORGANIZATIONS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO 
PARTICIPATE.  THESE OPPORTUNITIES PROVIDE INDIVIDUAL COMMANDS AN OPPORTUNITY 
TO CONTRIBUTE TO A SINGLE NAVY-WIDE SUBMISSION OR REPRESENT THEMSELVES AS 
OUTSTANDING EMPLOYERS AND FLEXIBLE WORKPLACE ADVOCATES.  THIS QUARTER'S AWARDS 
PROVIDE COMMANDS RECOGNITION OPPORTUNITY IN THE CATEGORIES OF BEST PLACES TO 
WORK AND A TRAINING AWARD.  WHILE AWARD FEES ARE A RARE OCCURRENCE, OPNAV N1Z 
HAS FUNDS TO COVER A COMMAND'S FIRST ENTRY FOR ANY AWARD (ANY FEES ASSOCIATED 
WITH SUBMISSIONS AFTER THE FIRST ENTRY ARE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLYING 
COMMANDS).  FEE COVERAGE IS OFFERED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS FOR 
COMMANDS UNDER THE MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, TRAINING, AND EDUCATION (MPT&E) 
DOMAIN.  ANY REQUEST FOR AWARD FEE COVERAGE MAY BE SENT TO TOP50(AT)NAVY.MIL.

2.  THE FIRST AWARD OPPORTUNITY IS THE 2013 TRAINING 125 AWARD.  THIS AWARD 
RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING TRAINING AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND RANKS COMPANIES' 
EXCELLENCE IN EMPLOYER-SPONSORED TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, RECOGNIZES 
OVERALL CORPORATE TRAINING AND NOT JUST SINGLE TRAINING PROGRAMS; SECTIONS OF 
THE APPLICATION INCLUDE:  TRAINING PROGRAM/SCOPE, TRAINING BUDGET, TUITION 
REIMBURSEMENT, TRAINING INFRASTRUCTURE AND DELIVERY, EVALUATION/METRICS, AND 
HUMAN RESOURCES.  ALL APPLICATIONS ARE JUDGED QUANTITATIVELY BY AN OUTSIDE 
RESEARCH COMPANY AND QUALITATIVELY BY TRAINING MAGAZINE'S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AND 
THE TOP 10 HALL OF FAMERS.  FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS, NAVY RANKED HIGHLY IN 
THIS AWARD COMPETITION:  IN 2010, NAVAL SERVICE TRAINING COMMAND'S GAME-BASED 
CASUALTY RESPONSE TRAINING SYSTEM RANKED #17; IN 2011 NAVY RANKED #7; AND LAST 
YEAR, NAVAL EDUCATION TRAINING COMMAND'S SUBMISSION RANKED #13.  THIS AWARD 
SUBMISSION REQUIRES A $179 APPLICATION PROCESSING AND HANDLING FEE.
PLEASE INFORM THE AWARD POC OF YOUR INTENT TO SUBMIT FOR THIS AWARD.
THE AWARD APPLICATION CAN BE FOUND AT HTTP://TRAININGMAG.COM/CONTENT/DOWNLOAD-
2013-TRAINING-TOP-125-APPLICATION.  THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION TO THE AWARD 
SPONSOR IS 24 SEPTEMBER 2012.  WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED IN MID-NOVEMBER 2012, 
THE AWARD CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE IN FEBRUARY 2013.

3.  THE SECOND AWARD OPPORTUNITY IS THE BEST PLACES TO WORK IN TEXAS AWARD.  
THIS AWARD IS FOCUSED ON EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AND IS OFFERED IN SIX 
ORGANIZATIONAL "SIZE" CATEGORIES.  OPERATIONAL UNITS IN TEXAS HAVE THE 
OPPORTUNITY TO BE AMONG THE NAVY'S FIRST EXTERNALLY DESIGNATED "BEST PLACES TO 
WORK."  JUDGING IS CONDUCTED BASED ON THE RESULTS OF AN EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE 
SURVEY WHICH MEASURES EXCELLENCE IN NINE WORKFORCE CATEGORIES INCLUDING 
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, EMPLOYEE TURNOVER, TRAINING OPPORTUNITY, AND DIVERSITY.  
FURTHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT HTTP://BESTCOMPANIESTX.COM/.  THE AWARD 
FEE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS OPPORTUNITY IS DEPENDENT UPON ORGANIZATION SIZE.  
AWARDS MAY BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE SPONSOR AND ARE DUE
31 AUGUST 2012.

4.  THE THIRD AWARD OPPORTUNITY IS THE BEST PLACES TO WORK IN VIRGINIA AWARD.  
THIS AWARD IS FOCUSED ON EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AND IS OFFERED IN SIX 
ORGANIZATIONAL "SIZE" CATEGORIES.  JUDGING IS CONDUCTED BASED ON THE RESULTS 
OF AN EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE SURVEY WHICH MEASURES EXCELLENCE IN NINE WORKFORCE 
CATEGORIES INCLUDING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, EMPLOYEE TURNOVER, TRAINING 
OPPORTUNITY, AND DIVERSITY.  FURTHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT 
HTTP://BESTPLACESTOWORKVA.COM/.  THE AWARD FEE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS 
OPPORTUNITY IS DEPENDENT UPON ORGANIZATION SIZE.  AWARDS MAY BE SUBMITTED 
DIRECTLY TO THE SPONSOR AND ARE DUE 31 AUGUST 2012.

5.  THE FOURTH AWARD OPPORTUNITY IS THE BEST PLACES TO WORK IN NORTH CAROLINA 
AWARD.  THIS AWARD IS FOCUSED ON EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AND IS OFFERED IN SIX 
ORGANIZATIONAL "SIZE" CATEGORIES.  OPERATIONAL UNITS IN NORTH CAROLINA HAVE 
THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE AMONG NAVY'S FIRST EXTERNALLY DESIGNATED "BEST PLACES TO 
WORK."  JUDGING IS CONDUCTED BASED ON THE RESULTS OF AN EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE 
SURVEY WHICH MEASURES EXCELLENCE IN NINE WORKFORCE CATEGORIES INCLUDING 
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, EMPLOYEE TURNOVER, TRAINING OPPORTUNITY, AND DIVERSITY.
FURTHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT HTTP://BESTEMPLOYERSINNC.COM/.
THE AWARD FEE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS OPPORTUNITY IS DEPENDENT UPON ORGANIZATION 
SIZE.  AWARDS MAY BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE SPONSOR AND ARE DUE 31 AUGUST 
2012.

6.  THE FIFTH AWARD OPPORTUNITY IS THE BEST PLACES TO WORK IN NEW YORK AWARD.  
THIS AWARD IS FOCUSED ON EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AND IS OFFERED IN SIX 
ORGANIZATIONAL "SIZE" CATEGORIES.  OPERATIONAL UNITS IN NEW YORK HAVE THE 
OPPORTUNITY TO BE AMONG NAVY'S FIRST EXTERNALLY DESIGNATED "BEST PLACES TO 
WORK."  JUDGING IS CONDUCTED BASED ON THE RESULTS OF AN EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYEE 
SURVEY WHICH MEASURES EXCELLENCE IN NINE WORKFORCE CATEGORIES INCLUDING 
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, EMPLOYEE TURNOVER, TRAINING OPPORTUNITY, AND DIVERSITY.
FURTHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT HTTP://BESTCOMPANIESNY.COM/.
THE AWARD FEE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS OPPORTUNITY IS DEPENDENT UPON ORGANIZATION 
SIZE.  AWARDS MAY BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE SPONSOR AND ARE DUE 5 OCTOBER 
2012.

7.  THE POINT OF CONTACT IS MS. CHRISTINA HOLDEN, OPNAV N1Z, AT (703) 604-
3594/DSN 664 OR VIA E-MAIL TOP50(AT)NAVY.MIL.  ALL ORGANIZATIONS SUBMITTING 
APPLICATIONS ARE REQUESTED TO INFORM THE OPNAV N1Z POC TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO 
SUBMITTING THE AWARD PACKAGE.

8.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. R. VAN BUSKIRK, N1. //

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