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Call for Nominations

The Samaritan Counseling Center calls for nominations for the 2018 NM Ethics in Business Awards. This program honors companies and individuals in New Mexico that demonstrate a strong commitment to the highest level of ethical business practices in daily operations, management and personal philosophies and in their response to crises and challenges.

Nomination Procedures

A company or individual may be nominated by a customer, client, employee, consultant, vendor or private citizen who is impressed with the company’s or an individual’s demonstration of its ethical practices.

Nominations are due electronically by Friday, July 28, 2017 for consideration.

 

Alternatively, mail to:

Att: Resource Development Office

Samaritan Counseling Center
1101 Medical Arts Ave NE, Bldg #3
Albuquerque, NM 87102

For additional information, you may contact E.R. Naaz at 505.814.2626.

 

Here is what you need to know:

    1. Please be sure to read and follow the instructions carefully.
    2. Before you submit a nominee, you may consider notifying that individual or company in advance as it will require some work on their part, as discussed further below.
    3. After the nomination period closes on July 28, 2017, all Nominees will be notified and asked to fill out a detailed application which will be due no later than August 18th. This detailed application will supplement the information provided by you, the nominator.  The application is straight forward and should take no more than 60-90 minutes to complete. To view detailed Nominee application please see section below titled "For Nominee after nomination is made".

The completed nominations will be reviewed and vetted by the Ethics in Business Awards Nomination and Screening Committee, with finalists going through an additional Q&A process led by students in the Fall 2017 Business Ethics courses at the UNM Anderson School of Management.  Finalists should expect 3-4 phone and/or in-person meetings with students that will last 1-2 hours each visit between September and December 2017. As a nominator, please be prepared to provide contact information for 3-5 “stakeholders” (i.e. customers, community partners, employees, competitors, etc. – as applicable) for possible further student contact and interviews.

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For Nominee after nomination is made:

To view and download PDF of detailed application to be filled out by Nominee and due August 18th, please click here:  PDF of Detailed Nominee Application EIB

Please note that when entering responses into the online form you will need to populate the application in its entirety.  For now, we don’t have a feature that allows applicants to save and come back to the application. We strongly suggest you download the PDF version of the application and type out your responses prior to entering them into the electronic form.

Nomination Guidelines:

THESE GUIDELINES ARE WRITTEN TO PRESERVE THE INTEGRITY OF THE AWARDS PROCESS AND PREVENT ANY SITUATION WHICH WOULD CAUSE CONFLICT OF INTEREST OR THE PERCEPTION THEREOF.  THE FOLLOWING APPLIES TO NOMINEES OF THE NM ETHICS IN BUSINESS AWARDS PROGRAM.
The following are NOT eligible for nomination for New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards in all categories (For Profit Business, Non-Profit Organization and Individual):

  • Sponsors of NM Ethics in Business Awards events or their principals (CEO, President, Managing Director, Executive Director) in any amount above table sponsor level in the year of their award.
  • Businesses or non-profits which have been operational for less than 5 years in New Mexico at the time of nomination.
  • Government agencies and elected officials.
  • Nominations in more than one category within the same year. If an individual and business is nominated in the same year, the individual will determine the category of nomination that they would like to proceed with.
  • Young leaders must be under 40 at the time of the award.
  • Previous recipients may not be re-nominated for the category of their previous award.

 

Samaritan Counseling Center Board members, current Samaritan employees and NM Ethics and Business Awards Committee Members and their spouses:

  • Individuals during their term of service or employment.
  • Businesses in which current members or their spouses are principals (i.e., CEO, President, Managing Director, Owners)
  • Non-Profit Organizations in which current members or their spouses are the Executive Director or hold a position of influence on the direction of the Non-Profit.

A waiting period of two years is required after a member leaves the board, completes an EIB committee or leaves employment.

The following are NOT eligible to nominate candidates for the New Mexico Ethics in Business Awards in all categories:

  • Individuals may not self-nominate.
  • Members of the Ethics in Business Committees or subcommittees may not submit nominations but can inform other community members about the nomination process.
  • Companies or individuals with awards named for them may not make nominations in their category.

Other Nominees that Present the Appearance of Impropriety:

  • The Screening Committee will consider any other potential conflicts and shall have final approval of Nominees.