Employer Support Award Nomination Form


Nominated by reservist employees, the Employer Support Awards (ESA) are designed to formally recognise those employers who have demonstrated their commitment to supporting reservists in their workplace. While the awards program does not provide any financial or commercial gain to employers, it does offer the chance to give employers the formal public recognition they deserve.

Privacy Statement

Defence collects the personal information requested in this form for the purpose of conducting an Employer Engagement Activity, namely the Employer Support Awards. The information provided will be used to assess an employer’s suitability to receive an award. The information requested is provided voluntarily, and is not required by or under any Australian law.

However, if you do not provide the information requested, your nomination may not be considered. Defence will not disclose the personal information to any marketing organisation or overseas recipient. For further information relating to Defence privacy policy visit http://www.defence.gov.au/footer/privacy. Complaints about the handling of your personal information can be submitted to defence.privacy@defence.gov.au. Once received, your complaint will be forwarded to the appropriate area within Defence for action.

Important Information

This form will be reviewed and judged against other employers in the same category, by a selection board of senior and executive members of Defence and Industry, to determine the winner at both a state/territory and national level. When submitting, you should provide as much relevant information, and use as many examples of how your employer has supported you throughout the year/s.

All nominations are subject to Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001 checks prior to progressing to the selection board. Should your nomination result in a category win at your state/territory Employer Support Awards, an additional submission of your nomination in the form of a short video, will be required to be considered for the National Employer Support Awards.

It is perfectly acceptable to seek assistance from your chain of command or employer when completing the nomination, to expand and enhance it in ways that will strengthen and differentiate it from other supportive employer nominations.

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I consent to the collection, usage, storage and disclosure of this information for purposes associated with the proper management of my Employer Support Award nomination and otherwise in connection with the administration of and any action associated with this form.

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