Awards and Honors Policy

Effective Date: 1999

Review Dates: January 2002, April 2002, May 2004, November 2005

POLICY

  • Establishing an Award
    The Board of Directors establishes the official national awards and honors bestowed by the Academy.

  • Award Selection
    The Board of Directors approves the selection procedures for Academy awards and honors.

Procedures - Eligibility

  • Board of Directors Eligibility
    No member of the Board of Directors may at the time of awards and honors selection and/or presentation be eligible to receive an Academy or Foundation national award or honor. Recognition of Service will be awarded to the Board of Directors.

    Members of the Academy/Foundation Boards of Directors are eligible to receive an Academy/Foundation award or honor three (3) years after completing their term of service. For example, if a Board member's term ends May 31, 2008, he/she will be eligible for nomination in 2012. Public members on both of these boards are eligible immediately after completing their term of office.

  • Selection Committee Eligibility
    No member involved in the selection process for an award or honor may be eligible to receive an Academy or Foundation award or honor during their term of service. Recognition of Service will be awarded as appropriate.

  • Candidate Eligibility
    A member will be eligible to receive a maximum of one award or honor per year. The intent of the Awards and Honors program is to recognize a diverse group of qualified candidates.

    A member is eligible to receive the same award at different points in their career contingent that they be in different areas, e.g. Academy Excellence in Practice Awards. 

  • Employer Eligibility
    Employers of the Board of Directors or award selection committee members are eligible to receive awards while their employees are serving the Academy.

  • Letters of Support
    No member involved in the selection process for an award or honor may provide a letter of support for Academy and Foundation awards and honors nominations. No current member of the Academy or Foundation Board of Directors may provide a letter of support for an Academy or Foundation award.

  • Candidate Selection
    Under special circumstances, members of the Honors Committee may nominate candidates for awards and honors in the event of insufficient nominations from the membership. The Committee member presenting the nomination must provide the appropriate number of nomination packets for the Committee's review.

  • Publication/Program
    No Academy publication or program will be eligible for an Academy award or honor.

Note: The Foundation requested that we do not list their awards and honors policies on this portion of the Academy policy — August 20, 2004.