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The Public Policy Award recognizes an individual who performed outstanding public service in the support of workforce development programs and/or personnel. Potential nominees include state or federal elected officials, appointed federal administrators, workforce agency directors, etc. The award affords national recognition for outstanding public service occurring during the calendar year preceding the judging year.
--Nominees need not be an IAWP member if nominated by one.

--The nominee must be an individual who served in the legislative or administrative branch of the United States or state government, a workforce system administrator/director, or any other individual serving in a national or state policy-making role.

--Only activities that occurred during the calendar year preceding the year in which the award is presented will be considered for recognition.
In selecting the Public Policy Award the following criteria will be considered by the selection team. Please describe or expand upon each of these in the Summary of Accomplishments and Narrative sections of your submission.

A. Legislation: Successfully sponsored, enacted or influenced positive legislation at the state and federal levels to improve, enhance or strengthen workforce development systems to benefit workforce system personnel. (5 points)

B. Policies: Developed and/or implemented national or state-wide policies to improve and strengthen workforce systems to benefit personnel, without unnecessary negative impact. (5 points)

C. Workforce Development Promotion: Played an instrumental role in the positive promotion of one or more workforce development programs at the state and federal levels; state recognition of workforce program through publications; promoting of a seamless workforce system; strategic planning to accomplish the goals of the workforce system, etc. (5 points)

D. Leadership: Demonstrated outstanding leadership in support of existing programs; or initializing new workforce development programs, etc. (5 points)

E. IAWP Support: Encouraged participation and promoted IAWP activities by partners in the workforce development system. (5 points)
There are 25 points available. Five (5) points per criteria.
The IAWP President and Executive Director are the selection team for the Public Policy Award.

The Public Policy Award must include the following submission components. The fields will expand to accommodate your content. To view all of your content, please click on the right corner and drag.