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Department Announces Nomination Process for Inaugural "New Freedom Award"; Opportunity to Recognize Exemplary Efforts to Serve Americans with Disabilities
Jun 21, 2002
To encourage the use of public-private partnerships, the Secretary of Labor will present the Inaugural New Freedom Initiative Award(s). This award will be made annually to individual(s), non-profit organization(s), or corporation(s) that have, through programs or activities, demonstrated exemplary and innovative efforts in furthering the employment objectives of President Bush's New Freedom Initiative.

The nominees must be individuals, corporations, or non-profit organizations whose activities exemplify the goals of the President's New Freedom Initiative which include the Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy's mission of increasing employment opportunities for youth and adults with disabilities. Nominations may be submitted, however, by other entities with the knowledge and permission of the nominee. Self-nomination is also encouraged. Nomination packages must be submitted to the Office of Disability Employment Policy by July 22, 2002