Nomination Guidelines

Nominations due Friday, May 1

To be eligible for the Leadership Recognition Award, a nominated state or local government defined contribution/deferred compensation program, project, or activity must meet the following requirements:

  • The program, project, or activity must have been implemented between January 1, 2019 and April 1, 2020;
  • Must not only be making federally required changes;
  • Governmental staff must have played a role in developing and/or implementing the program, project, or activity.

Nominations should include the following:

  • A completed online nomination form (below).
  • One PDF document containing:
    • A one-page summary of the project
    • A written justification containing:
      1. A description of the project, including length of time in operation and when first implemented.
      2. The relative significance of the improvement to the operation of the plan and a brief background perspective for the change.
      3. Measurable benefits and results realized, specifically by the plan participants.
      4. The feasibility of use by other governments of a similar size.
  • Supporting documents (images, screenshots, etc.) – optional

Please note: The PDF document should not exceed five pages. If the format outlined above isn’t met your submission will be returned to you and possibly not scored.

2020 Leadership Award Nomination Form

Please select the award category for which you are submitting a nomination. (Duplicate submissions in multiple categories is discouraged.)
Plan asset size/plan resources will be taken into consideration during the scoring process.
Please enter a brief description of the project. If the project is awarded, this description will be used on the website and in the awards publication.
Please list the names and titles of the staff that played a significant role in developing the project.
Please list the names and titles of the industry partner(s) who played a significant role in this project; be sure to list the company with which they are affiliated.
Please upload one PDF document containing: summary of the project, written justification, and supporting documents. The document should not exceed five pages.
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