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ASA Awards Season Is Open—Earn Recognition and Differentiate Your Firm

ASA is now accepting submissions for National Staffing Employee of the Year and ASA Elevate Awards.

The National Staffing Employee of the Year program celebrates temporary and contract employees who are outstanding performers and exemplify the promise of staffing employment. Finalists, called “All-Stars,” are also recognized—if merited—in five industry sectors: health care; industrial; office‒clerical and administrative; professional‒managerial; and engineering, information technology, and scientific. Sponsored by StaffPRO3, a division of PMC Insurance Group.

The ASA Elevate Awards honor outstanding, innovative, and effective work-based learning programs that train, reskill, and upskill temporary and contract employees.

The deadline for all ASA award program submissions is May 1. To learn more and apply, visit

Plan for These Free ASA Webinars Next Month

The next few weeks will offer several free educational opportunities from ASA. These upcoming ASA Webinars can help you learn about worker safety, employee leave laws, and more.

March 4—”How Video Technology Can Help Eliminate Ghosting
Learn how video technology can help you build relationships with candidates so they’ll show up for assignments.

March 10—”Maximize Your ASA Membership
Learn how to navigate the newly redesigned ASA website, take advantage of free tools and resources, and make the most of your association membership.

March 17—”Keeping Your Workers Safe and Your Firm Compliant, Part 3
In the final session of a three-part series on compliance best practices for industrial staffing, find out how to comply with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s bulletin on the control of hazardous energy (through lockout and tagout procedures).

March 19—”Stay Compliant and Ahead of the Trends—FMLA, ADA, Paid Sick Leave
Get an overview of the federal laws that relate to employee leaves of absence and the growing number of paid leave laws at the state level.

All ASA webinars are free for ASA members, and most qualify for continuing education hours toward ASA certification renewal. To learn more and to register, visit

Resources on Diverse-Owned Businesses Available for ASA Members

Staffing companies—particularly small businesses and minority-, veteran-, LGBT-, and woman-owned businesses—find they may be able to partner with larger companies that have supplier diversity initiatives in place.

The ASA inclusion, diversity, equity, and advocacy (IDEA) group has developed guidance for ASA members interested in partnering with those companies or in becoming a diverse-owned certified business.

Visit for a directory of diversity certification organizations, a glossary of common terms, and more.

Welcome New ASA Members

The ASA board of directors and staff welcome the following new members, which joined during the week ending Feb. 23.

Connexion Systems + Engineering Inc.
Sudbury, MA
Newegg Staffing Inc.
City of Industry, CA
Professional Placement Services
Solon, OH
Staffing Employment Solutions by Hamiltons
Ferdinand, IN

ASA Publishes California Consumer Privacy Act Privacy Notice Template

ASA has published a privacy notice template for use by staffing firms subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act. The CCPA applies to certain companies doing business in California that collect personal information from or about California residents. The CCPA affords these consumers the right to know about, access, delete, and opt out of the sharing or selling of their personal information.

The template, by Shannon Yavorsky, Esq., of Venable LLP, addresses the requirements of the CCPA, which took effect Jan. 1, and has integrated notes with important explanations and drafting tips. Staffing firms are encouraged to utilize and modify the template upon the advice of knowledgeable legal counsel.