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2020 Member Award Nominations
We want to recognize you for your efforts!

Each year, we honor individuals for their dedication to the human resources industry through our Breakthrough, Diversity & Inclusion and Jennifer Seda awards—and we are currently seeking nominees for our 2020 Member Award Series!

If you are a DirectEmployers Member, we encourage you to take a moment to submit a colleague, friend in the field, or even yourself for these exclusive awards, but act quickly—the deadline is September 30, 2020!

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Winners will be announced on October 26th during DirectEmployers 2020 Member Appreciation Week!

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The Breakthrough Award honors individuals for raising the bar, challenging convention and steering the future of HR best practices. We know all of our Member companies have amazing programs and initiatives created through team collaboration, but this award celebrates individual achievements.

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I)

Established in 2017, the Diversity and Inclusion Award was created to honor exceptional strides toward workforce inclusivity, and celebrate the outstanding individuals who stand behind these inclusive programs.

Jennifer Seda

Jennifer Seda, an accomplished employment law attorney with Jackson Lewis and close friend of DirectEmployers, passed away in November 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. As a trusted contributor to the federal contractor community, Jennifer dedicated her career to helping employers understand their compliance obligations and thoroughly enjoyed sharing her knowledge with those who wanted to learn. With that said, the Jennifer Seda Award commemorates her passion and achievements. This award honors individuals for instilling knowledge in the community and advancing affirmative action and equal employment opportunity.