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2016 SourceAmerica Achievement Awards

After recently celebrating the FY2016 Achievement Award winners at our National Conference in New Orleans, it's time to start thinking about recipients of next year's awards! Nominations for our FY2017 awards, which will be presented at the 2018 National Conference in Indianapolis, will open soon. We will notify NPAs when the process begins. In the meantime, take a look at these 14 award categories to see if your employees, customers or agency meet the requirements for nomination.

Employee Award
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William M. Usdane Award
Recognizes an AbilityOne Program employee with a significant disability who has exhibited outstanding achievement and exceptional character.
Employee Award
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Evelyne Villines Award
Recognizes an individual with a significant disability who has advanced from work on an AbilityOne contract into management (a supervisory or leadership role) within the nonprofit agency or into private/government sector employment.
Employee Award
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AbilityOne Honor Roll for Veterans with Disabilities Award
Recognizes a veteran with a service-related significant disability who has exhibited outstanding achievement in his/her work.
Employee Award
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President’s Award
Recognizes a non-AbilityOne Program employee with a significant disability who has exhibited outstanding leadership and exceptional character.
Employee Award
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Tom Miller Advocacy Award
Recognizes an employee with a significant disability who has demonstrated outstanding achievement and remarkable passion for self-advocacy on a local and/or national level.
Customer Award
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Customer Federal Award for Military
Recognizes a military federal agency (not an individual) that provides outstanding support for the employment of people with disabilities through an AbilityOne contract.
Customer Award
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Customer Federal Award for Civilian
Recognizes a civilian federal agency (not an individual) that provides outstanding support for the employment of people with disabilities through an AbilityOne contract.
Customer Award
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Customer Award (Non-Federal)
Recognizes an organization that provides outstanding support for the employment of people with disabilities.
AbilityOne Network Award
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Performance Excellence in Government Contracts
Recognizes excellence in AbilityOne contract performance and serve as an example to other nonprofit agencies.
AbilityOne Network Award
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Performance Excellence in Hiring Veterans with Disabilities
Recognizes a nonprofit agency for outstanding outreach and support in recruiting, hiring and training veterans with disabilities.
AbilityOne Network Award
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Performance Excellence in Grassroots Advocacy
Recognizes a nonprofit agency’s effective, creative approach for engaging and educating public policymakers on a local, state or federal level about the AbilityOne Program.
Business Partnership Awards
Business Partnership Award
Recognizes a commercial business that has partnered with an AbilityOne-producing nonprofit agency to increase employability of people with significant disabilities.
Business Partnership Award
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Small Business Partnership Award
Recognizes a small business that has partnered with AbilityOne-producing nonprofit agencies and resulted in increased employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities.
NCSE Award
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National Council of SourceAmerica Employers Milton Cohen Leadership Award
Recognizes an individual within the AbilityOne community of nonprofit agencies who has demonstrated national leadership, in or on behalf of the AbilityOne Program, with impact across the entire AbilityOne community and enhanced employment opportunities for people with disabilities.