Frederick County Society for Human Resources Management

Advancing and Serving the HR Profession in Frederick County Since 1975

FCSHRM Announces 2016 Diversity and Inclusion Award


Call for Nominations

2016 marks the fifth year of FCSHRM’s annual Diversity and Inclusion Award.  Established by the Board of Directors, the award recognizes Frederick County businesses and organizations that demonstrate a commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


Nominations for the 2016 Award are due by April 30, 2016


Frederick County businesses, businesses who have a membership with FCSHRM, or Frederick County organizations of any size with a Human Resources department and/or manager who can demonstrate a commitment to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace through efforts in any of the following areas:



Training and development

Employee retention

Succession planning

Mentoring and/or shadowing

Employee resource or affinity groups

Health and wellness

Community outreach


Nomination Process:

Anyone may nominate a business or organization.  This includes any FCSHRM board or regular member as well as community members.  Self nominations will also be accepted.  All nominations will be reviewed by FCSHRM’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.    

Nominations will be placed into TWO categories for consideration and judged among others in their respective category:


Small companies/organizations = under 100 employees

Mid to large companies/organizations = over 100 employees


Nomination form can be found here.


Form can be sent to:


Toni Bowie, FCSHRM Diversity and Inclusion Co-Chair

P.O. Box 1516

Frederick, MD 21702

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Click here for the 2016 nomination form.



2014 Winners:

The Diversity and Inclusion Award recipients were announced at FCSHRM’s annual conference on June 5, 2013. Previous years winners are Leidos Biomedical Research Inc. (formerly known as SAIC-Frederick Inc.), The Plamondon Companies and The Common Market.


Small Company:

The Asian American Center of Frederick County, a minority-led non-profit in Frederick, focuses on community development, improving access to health care, and increasing language access. Their mission is to enhance services, empower the community and enrich Frederick’s culture. Their vision is to build a better Frederick community by integrating the Asian community into the American way of life. For the last 10 years they have worked hard to better the lives of Asians and other minority groups living in and around Frederick County. They offer a diverse range of services and events, including interpretation services, assistance in obtaining citizenship, language and culture education programs, health advocacy and outreach programs. They are the largest entity within Frederick County helping citizen enroll in Medicaid and Qualified Health Plans and providing information about the Affordable Care Act.


Mid to large Company:

Mount St. Mary’s University, the nation’s second oldest Catholic university, is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive campus community through a comprehensive diversity and inclusion strategic plan. Recent initiatives were undertaken to achieve the goals of their strategic plan, including admissions counselors working towards increasing the population of students from diverse backgrounds, creating over 35 diversity and inclusion campus programs through the Center for Student Diversity, and creating a new core undergraduate curriculum that includes courses that focus on issues of race and ethnicity and requires that each student attend cultural events each year and reflect on their learning with their advisor.

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