Best Companies for Blacks in Technology Awards Program Application
For over 37 years, Black Data Processing Associates (BD...
Key Dates & Information
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Nominations are due May 9, 2014 and must be submitted to epsilon-

awards@bdpa.org.
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Award re...
Your Organization
1.

Company Name ___________________

2.

Core Company or Corporate Industry: ___________

3.

Total Num...
Tenure, Promotions and Terminations
1. Tenure
Average Tenure
in Years

Please calculate the following:
Overall average ten...
Leadership Development & Advancement Programs
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Briefly describe your company’s leadership development & advancement prog...
Please complete the following chart:
Current Year
Projected

Last Year
Actual

Total Company Purchases (Actual dollars onl...
Organization Contact Information
A. Chief Information Officer or Senior IT Executive Contact
Requested Contact Information...
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Nomination Form: BDPA Corporate Epsilon Awards (2014)

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For over 37 years, Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) has partnered with corporate America to provide a steady stream of talented African Americans in IT.

BDPA offers our stakeholders in corporations, educational institutions and government agencies opportunities to network with other employers, career professionals and students in the pursuit of IT talent and services, as well as receive critical information on technology trends.

The prestigious Epsilon Awards for the Top Companies for Blacks in Technology are presented annually during the National BDPA Technology Conference to top companies that promote a workplace and environment that supports the advancement of African Americans in the Information Technology industry. Each year, National BDPA surveys Fortune 1000 companies to make an assessment of their internal workplace and career development climate

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Nomination Form: BDPA Corporate Epsilon Awards (2014)

  1. 1. Best Companies for Blacks in Technology Awards Program Application For over 37 years, Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) has partnered with corporate America to provide a steady stream of talented African Americans in IT. BDPA offers our stakeholders in corporations, educational institutions and government agencies opportunities to network with other employers, career professionals and students in the pursuit of IT talent and services, as well as receive critical information on technology trends. The prestigious Epsilon Awards for the Top Companies for Blacks in Technology are presented annually during the National BDPA Technology Conference to top companies that promote a workplace and environment that supports the advancement of African Americans in the Information Technology industry. Each year, National BDPA surveys Fortune 1000 companies to make an assessment of their internal workplace and career development climate using the following rating categories: Rating Categories Tenure, Promotions and Terminations Leadership Development and Advancement Programs Supplier Diversity Programs Community Outreach Programs 1|P age
  2. 2. Key Dates & Information • Nominations are due May 9, 2014 and must be submitted to epsilon- awards@bdpa.org. • Award recipients will be announced: June 6, 2014 • Award presentations will occur during the 2014 National BDPA Technology Conference to be held in Indianapolis, IN from August 5-9, 2014. The "Top" Company for Blacks in Technology will be announced at the Awards Gala on Saturday, August 9th. • Please direct all inquiries or questions regarding the program to epsilonawards@bdpa.org. A response will be provided within seventy-two (72) hours of receipt. Application Logistics Answers to the application questions assist BDPA in making an assessment of the workplace and career development climate within your organization. If you prefer not to answer a question please leave it blank and proceed to the next question in the application. All application responses are strictly confidential and are evaluated by an executive level team of National BDPA. Please submit, by email, completed applications by May 9, 2014 to epsilonawards@bdpa.org. Please direct all inquiries or questions regarding the program to epsilonawards@bdpa.org. A response will be provided within seventy-two (72) hours of receipt. 2|P age
  3. 3. Your Organization 1. Company Name ___________________ 2. Core Company or Corporate Industry: ___________ 3. Total Number of employees: ________________________ 4. Is your company publically traded? YES NO If yes, please provide stock symbol. 5. Is your company minority-owned and/or a certified MBE? YES NO 6. Total Revenue: 7. Information Technology (IT) Division Name __ 8. Total Number of employees in IT: 9. Annual IT budget: A. Less $1 Million B. $1 – $10 Million C. $10 – $100 Million D. $100 - $500 Million E. Greater than $500 Million 10. Key IT Work Force Locations (Select all the apply): F. Northeast USA G. Southeast USA H. Central USA I. Western USA J. Offshore (list key locations) ______________________ 3|P age
  4. 4. Tenure, Promotions and Terminations 1. Tenure Average Tenure in Years Please calculate the following: Overall average tenure for all IT employees Average tenure of African Americans in IT 2. Promotion Rates in IT Please select the range that includes the actual number for each of the following: up to 2 >2 >10 >20 >30 up to 2 >2 >10 >20 >30 Total number of professionals and executives in IT promoted in last 12 months Total number of African American professionals and executives in IT promoted in last 12 months 3. Termination/Turnover Rates Please select the range that includes the actual number for each of the following: Total number of professionals and executives in IT leaving the company in last 12 months (excluding retirements) Total number of African American professionals and executives in IT leaving the company in last 12 months (excluding retirements) 4|P age
  5. 5. Leadership Development & Advancement Programs • Briefly describe your company’s leadership development & advancement programs? • Briefly describe any leadership development & advancement programs that are specifically available in your IT organization. • Briefly describe any mentoring program(s) your company has in place. Include a description of the level of involvement of African Americans in IT in any mentoring programs. • Has your company been recognized or honored within the past year for your efforts in developing minority IT professionals? If so, please describe the award, what it was for and when it was received. • Please provide a summary of your internal training programs for technical training and professional development especially in the area of professional coaching and training specific to human performance improvement. Supplier Diversity & Minority Vendor Programs • Do you have a Supplier Diversity Program? If you do, please provide the following information about your program: • What percentage of your company’s overall purchasing spend is allocated to minority owned businesses? What percentage is spent with African American owned businesses? • Do you have a program in place to assist minority vendors to formulate and submit bids? • Does your supplier diversity program have a Tier 2 program and/or do you require your prime contractors (Tier 1) to promote supplier diversity within their operations? • Does your supplier diversity offer venture capital and/or financing to minority vendors? • Is the head of your supplier diversity an executive (Director, VP or higher)? Please provide name and title. • Does your supplier diversity program include rewards and incentives (monetary, company recognition, etc.) to meet program goals? • Do line managers and purchasing managers have performance measures tied to supplier diversity program goals? 5|P age
  6. 6. Please complete the following chart: Current Year Projected Last Year Actual Total Company Purchases (Actual dollars only) Total Purchases from certified Minority Vendors (Actual Dollars or Percentage) Total Purchases from certified African American Vendors (Actual Dollars or Percentage) Total IT Purchases (Dollars or Percentage of Total ) Total IT Purchase from certified Minority Vendors (Dollars or Percentage of Total IT) Total IT Purchase from certified African American Vendors (Dollars or Percentage of Total IT) Community Outreach Programs 1. Describe the community outreach programs supported by your company that are directly related to increasing the external pool of qualified African Americans in IT? 6|P age
  7. 7. Organization Contact Information A. Chief Information Officer or Senior IT Executive Contact Requested Contact Information: Name Title Address Phone Fax Email B. Your Application Point of Contact Requested Contact Information: Name Title Address Phone Fax Email 7|P age

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