GOVERNOR’S AWARD FOR BUSINESS
EXCELLENCE IN SUPPORTING MATURE WORKERS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.