2021 CEAC Award Winners

Distinguished Service:  Silvia Maron (West LA EAC)
Outstanding EAC:  Sonoma County EAC
Outstanding EAC Chairperson:  Lourdes Uranday (Stanislaus County EAC)
Outstanding Coordinator:  Rachel Rojas (Santa Clara County EAC)
Outstanding Veterans Committee: Sergio De La Garza (Hemet/Temecula EAC)
Cal Farmer Award:

The California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC) has approved the criteria to select award winners for the current program year.  The criteria emphasize outcomes and results. Quality and innovation are more important than quantity and size.

The underlying question the Awards Committee will ask: “Is California and/or your community a better place as a result of what the Employer Advisory Council (EAC) or individual has done?”

Due to the 2020 pandemic, the 2020 & 2021 winners will receive a Certificate and a formal award at the 2022 CEAC Annual Conference.

Contact the CEAC Awards Committee Chairperson (Jennie Wong):  [email protected]com


Award Categories, Number Awarded and Criteria

Distinguished Service

  • Each EAC or Regional Vice President may submit one (1) nomination
  • Awards offered – One award
  • Past award recipients are not eligible

The Distinguished Service Award is a lifetime award given to an individual who is an active EAC member and who has demonstrated over the years strong and cooperative support toward the goals of his/her local EAC and the CEAC.  Other than a narrative of why this individual deserves this award, there are no specific selection criteria

Outstanding California EAC

  • Each EAC may submit one nomination
  • Awards offered – One award maximum
  • Past award recipients may not reapply for three (3) consecutive years

These questions should be considered in the nomination form narrative:

  1. Does the membership composition reflect the employer community/industries represented/diversity/size, etc.?
  2. What activities have taken place to increase membership?
  3. What are the results of these efforts?
  4. What has your EAC done to improve the local EDD office effectiveness and responsiveness to employers and job seekers needs?
  5. What were the results of these efforts?
  6. How have the activities of your EAC strengthened the image of EDD’s Job Service program within the community?
  7. What activities has your EAC completed to help local employers understand the purpose and function of EDD’s Job Service program and the services it provides?
  8. What other activities have your EAC completed that were offered to the employer community?
  9. What was the effectiveness of these activities?
  10. What partnerships has your EAC formed or utilized?
  11. How have these relationships furthered the EAC goals?
  12. What activities has your EAC been involved in that benefit your community (School to Career, Involvement in One-Stop, etc.)
  13. An activity summary: number of meetings, seminars, and job fairs.

Outstanding EAC Chairperson

  • One (1) nomination per EAC may be made by an EAC Representative, EDD Manager, Coordinator or Regional Vice President
  • Awards offered – One award
  • Past award recipients are not eligible
  • This award is given to an individual who is a current or an immediate past Chairperson of an EAC

These questions should be considered in the nomination form narrative:

  1. Leadership abilities and skills to organize/plan/ conduct meetings?
  2. What has the chairperson done to assist local EAC activities?
  3. Have they participated in regional/state activities to promote the EAC?
  4. What partnerships or alliances has the chairperson helped to develop?
  5. How have these partnerships helped to strengthen the EAC?
  6. Activities summary
  7. Years of service
  8. Number of seminars/workshops held
  9. Number of EAC members

Outstanding EAC Coordinator

  • Each EAC or Regional Vice President may submit one (1) nomination
  • Awards offered – One award
  • Past award recipients are not eligible

These questions should be considered in the nomination form narrative:

  1. What activities has the Coordinator initiated to increase local EAC effectiveness?
  2. Describe how the local Coordinator has assisted the EAC’s activities?
  3. What have been the results of these efforts?
  4. What partnerships or alliances has the Coordinator developed and effectively utilized?
  5. How have these partnerships/alliances helped to strengthen the EAC?

Outstanding EAC Veterans Committee

  • Each EAC or Regional Vice President may submit one (1) nomination
  • Awards offered – One award
  • Past award recipients may not reapply for three (3) consecutive years

These questions should be considered in the nomination form narrative:

  1. What actions has the EAC Veterans Committee taken to encourage and support the veterans?
  2. How has the EAC Veterans Committee educated employers regarding the advantages and benefits of hiring veterans?
  3. How has the EAC encouraged a close working relationship with local/state office veteran representatives?

Judging Criteria

Each year the CEAC Awards and Recognition Committee selects three independent individuals to review all entries.  The rules are as follows:

  • Judges are not allowed to judge for two years consecutively.
  • There is no discussion amongst the judges as to how each entry is reviewed.
  • Judges are typically selected from the prior year’s winners who are not eligible to participate in the current year.
  • The judges selected must have prior experience as either a CEAC or EAC Board Member and be a current member of an EAC in good standing.

Contact the CEAC Awards Committee Chairperson (Jennie Wong):  [email protected]

For:

  1. Submission of nominations (state for which Award category) – deadline:  4/30
  2. Information regarding ineligible nominees (past winners)
  3. Questions about the CEAC Award Program