must have completed a probationary period of claims training, if required.
Nominee must be fully credentialed to serve as a VSO.
or exceptional performance appraisal ratings, as well as above expectation or exceptional performance of all assigned job
duties, is necessary to be considered for an award.
Nominees must demonstrate exemplary
performance of activities that are above and beyond the scope of assigned responsibilities. As an example, if the VSOs job
duties do not routinely include veteran or military service, but the employee represented a veteran in community service in
an exemplary manner, this would qualify as appropriate for nomination.
must include a supporting narrative.
Nominations without the narrative will not be considered.
Supporting practices, procedures and policies.
Bringing about significant positive change in support of a veteran’s goal of obtaining benefits and/or compensation.
Eliminating obstacles to achieving the goal of the veteran.
and proactive leadership within the organization employed by.
highly effective practices to inspire and lead veterans to help in reaching compensation or benefit goals.
Proactively identifying and resolving challenges that interfere with obtaining compensation and benefits for veterans.
Supporting the veteran community in ways that exceed expectations and result in unexpected positive outcomes that
Identify improvements to policies, practices and/or program designs
that result in substantial cost savings or financial gain to veterans.
positive relationships/partnerships with veterans.
Developing and utilizing strong,
constructive, and productive relationships that enable the goals of the veteran to be met.
Improving department/division/unit morale through actions not related to job expectations.
Each nomination must have one principal nominator.
An individual may serve as a principal nominator for only 1 nomination; however, a principal nominator may endorse
All multiple nominations submitted by a single principal nominator
will be invalidated.
Nominating materials will not be returned and are not necessary.
Nominate only 1 VSO on each nomination form.
Narrative statements should not
exceed more than 1000 words.
How to submit a nomination
Submit nomination form by 5:00 P.M., on Thursday, December 31, 2015,
by one of the following methods:
Veteran Compensation Programs
VSO of the Year Nominee
P.O. Box 420128
Houston, TX 77242-0128