Department of Florida

Awards

NATIONAL EMPLOYER OF THE DISABLED AWARD

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Purpose:

To recognize an employer in each state for an outstanding record in the hiring and retention of the disabled.

Deadline:

December 19th of the current year

Award:

A plaque from the National Economic Commission is given to the winner of each Department.

Procedure:

Nominations from the Post level, or sources outside the Legion, must send their nomination application to the American Legion, Department of Florida Headquarters. The Department then selects one nominee as its winner. The Department will then forward the nomination form for the winning employer to the National Economic Commission.

How to Submit:

Mail applications to the below address:

American Legion, Dept. of Florida
Attn: Programs Director
P.O. Box 547859
Orlando, FL 32854

EMPLOYER OF OLDER WORKERS AWARD

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Purpose:

To recognize an employer in each state for an outstanding record in the hiring and retention of older workers.

Deadline:

December 19th of the current year

Award:

The commission provides a free plaque to each Department that submits a nomination.

Procedure:

Nominations from the Post level, or sources outside the Legion, must send their nomination application to the American Legion, Department of Florida Headquarters. The Department then selects one nominee as its winner. The Department will then forward the nomination form for the winning employer to the National Economic Commission.

How to Submit:

Mail applications to the below address:
American Legion, Dept. of Florida
Attn: Programs Director
P.O. Box 547859

EMPLOYER OF VETERANS AWARD

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Purpose:

To recognize one small, medium and large employer in each state for outstanding records in the hiring and retention of veterans.

Deadline:

December 19th of the Current Year

Procedure:

Nominations from the Post level, or sources outside the Legion, must send their nomination application to the American Legion, Department of Florida Headquarters. The Department then selects one nominee each in the small, medium and large employer categories and forwards the winner to the National Economic Commission.

Awards:

In addition to the Department awards for employers of veterans, there are also three national awards for the “Employers of the Year.” These awards, one in each category, are presented at the National Convention. In order to be eligible for the Employer of the Year Awards, nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • At least 10% of work force must be veterans
  • Must have been in business for at least 5 years
  • Cannot restrict employment to veterans only
  • Must be a private sector employer (cannot be a city, state, or federal employer)

Selection of the Employer of the Year Awards is made by the Economic Commission’s Awards Subcommittee, which meets during the Annual Washington Conference. Each of the three national winners receive a stipend of $1,000.00 to help defray the cost of their representative’s travel to the conference city to accept the award.

How to Submit:

Mail applications to the below address:
American Legion, Dept. of Florida
Attn: Programs Director
P.O. Box 547859

EMPLOYMENT SERVICE AWARDS

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Purpose:

The purpose of the ES Awards Program is to confer national recognition annually on one outstanding Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER), and one Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) specialist and one local ES office. LVER and DVOP specialists work for the ES and provide job counselling, testing and placement assistance to unemployed and underemployed veterans.

Deadline:

December 19th of the current year

Awards:

The National Economic Commission will provide a plaque for the winner in each category. Runner-up will receive a certificate.

Procedure:

Nominations from Posts, ES employees or other sources must send their nomination application to the American Legion, Department of Florida Headquarters. A winner from each category will be selected and forwarded to The National Economic Commission. A copy of the nomination form and a written narrative must be provided by the nominator. Also include any other supporting data that may be pertinent.

How to Submit:

Mail applications to the below address:
American Legion, Dept. of Florida
Attn: Programs Director
P.O. Box 547859