To recognize Vermont employers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to

employment practices that benefit and support the inclusion and retention of mature

workers, the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD), the Vermont

Department of Labor (VDOL), and the AARP in partnership with the Vermont Department of

Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living and the Governor are co-sponsoring

this Governor’s Award.


Vermont places great value on the contributions of its older citizens. It is important

that older Vermonters maintain their health and remain active in their communities as

this has a positive impact on the State’s economic sustainability while at the same time

improving the physical, mental and financial well-being of older Vermonters.


Employers who believe they have employment practices and policies that are highly

supportive of the mature workforce are encouraged to apply. Key selection criteria and

examples of best practices are outlined in the application guidelines; however, employers

with unique policies or programs not listed here are also encouraged to apply.


The following is an application for the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence. Please

complete and submit your application electronically to

Applications are due no later than  Friday, July 14, 2017.  Awards will be made September 28, 2017

at the Vermont Society of Human Resource Management’s fall conference. Thank you for your interest

in supporting the mature worker. See application and award criteria below.

NOTE: Please attach documentation to support your application. Written policies, programs,

Testimonials, etc. are encouraged.

Award Guidelines:

Gov Business Excellence Guidelines for 2017

Application page:

GOVERNOR’s Award for Excellence Cover Page for 2017

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