OCT-DEC 2012 AWARD OPPORTUNITIES IN SUPPORT OF THE TOP 50 AWARDS INITIATIVE

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SUBJ/OCT-DEC 2012 AWARD OPPORTUNITIES IN SUPPORT OF THE TOP 50 AWARDS 
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AMPN/REF A IS NAVADMIN 197/10, NAVY'S TOP 50 AWARDS INITIATIVE - PROGRESS TO 
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RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN IS THE QUARTERLY ANNOUNCEMENT INVITING ALL  NAVY 
COMMANDS AND ORGANIZATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN NAVY'S TOP 50 AWARDS 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.  THE  
AWARDS THIS QUARTER ARE IN THE CATEGORIES OF DISABILITY, RECRUITING, AND 
DIVERSITY.  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 SPRINGBOARD CONSULTING'S  DISABILITY 
MATTERS AWARD.  THIS AWARD HONORS ORGANIZATIONS WHICH, THROUGH INNOVATIVE 
PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES, RESULTS IN THE SUCCESSFUL RECRUITMENT, SUPPORT, AND 
OUTREACH OF EMPLOYEES WHO EITHER HAVE A DISABILITY OR WHO HAVE A CHILD OR 
OTHER DEPENDENT WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.
MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT HTTP://WWW.CONSULTSPRINGBOARD.COM/
CATEGORY/DISABILITY-MATTERS/DISABILITY-MATTERS-2013-US/ (USE LOWER CASE IN WEB 
BROWSER). DEADLINE TO SPONSOR IS 15 DECEMBER 2012.

3.  THE SECOND AWARD OPPORTUNITY IS THE ERE RECRUITING EXCELLENCE AWARDS.  
THIS SET OF AWARDS ACKNOWLEDGES RECRUITING BEST PRACTICES IN EIGHT AREAS 
INCLUDING BEST COLLEGE RECRUITING PROGRAM, CAREERS  WEBSITE, REFERRAL PROGRAM, 
BRAND, RETENTION PRACTICES, TECHNOLOGY, MILITARY TALENT, AND NATIONAL 
RECRUITING DEPARTMENT/FUNCTION OF THE YEAR.
ENTRANTS CAN APPLY IN UP TO THREE CATEGORIES.  MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE 
AT HTTP://WWW.EREAWARDS.COM.  DEADLINE TO SPONSOR IS
6 JANUARY 2013.

4.  THE THIRD AWARD OPPORTUNITY IS THE DIVERSITYINC TOP 50 COMPANIES FOR 
DIVERSITY AWARD.  THE LIST FOR THIS AWARD IS DERIVED EXCLUSIVELY FROM 
CORPORATE SURVEY SUBMISSIONS.  COMPANIES ARE EVALUATED WITHIN  THE CONTEXT OF 
THEIR OWN INDUSTRIES, WITH MORE THAN 15 INDUSTRIES REPRESENTED.  SUBSETS OF 
THE SAME DATA SUBMISSION ARE USED TO DETERMINE OUR OTHER LISTS:
    A.  DIVERSITYINC TOP 10 COMPANIES FOR RECRUITMENT & RETENTION;
    B.  DIVERSITYINC TOP 10 COMPANIES FOR SUPPLIER DIVERSITY;
    C.  DIVERSITYINC TOP 10 COMPANIES FOR BLACKS;
    D.  DIVERSITYINC TOP 10 COMPANIES FOR LATINOS;
    E.  DIVERSITYINC TOP 10 COMPANIES FOR ASIAN-AMERICANS;
    F.  DIVERSITYINC TOP 10 COMPANIES FOR EXECUTIVE WOMEN;
    G.  DIVERSITYINC TOP 10 COMPANIES FOR LGBT EMPLOYEES;
    H.  DIVERSITYINC TOP 10 COMPANIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES;
    I.  DIVERSITYINC'S 25 NOTEWORTHY COMPANIES;
    J.  DIVERSITYINC TOP 10 COMPANIES FOR GLOBAL DIVERSITY;
    K.  DIVERSITYINC TOP 10 REGIONAL COMPANIES;
    L.  DIVERSITYINC TOP 5 REGIONAL UTILITIES;
    M.  DIVERSITYINC TOP 5 HOSPITAL SYSTEMS; AND
    N.  DIVERSITYINC TOP 10 COMPANIES FOR VETERANS MORE INFORMATION IS 
AVAILABLE AT HTTP://WWW.DIVERSITYINC.COM/ THE-DIVERSITYINC-TOP-50-COMPANIES-
FOR-DIVERSITY-2012/.  SURVEYS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION IN NOVEMBER 
AND DEADLINE TO SPONSOR IS MARCH 2013.  INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD NOTIFY CDR 
DEWUAN BOOKER, VIA E-MAIL AT DEWUAN.BOOKER(AT)NAVY.MIL, TO COORDINATE SURVEY 
RESPONSES.

5.  DEPUTY CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, TRAINING AND 
EDUCATION) (N1) AWARD PACKAGES MUST BE SUBMITTED TO N1Z 30 DAYS PRIOR TO AWARD 
DEADLINE.  ALL OTHER ORGANIZATIONS MAY SUBMIT AWARD PACKAGES DIRECTLY TO THE 
SPONSOR.

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

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

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