APA Center for Organizational Excellence: National Winners

The Awards

APA's 2018 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards

Four organizations were selected to receive the American Psychological Association’s 2018 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards. These employers have implemented a comprehensive set of workplace practices that foster employee well-being and enhance organizational performance. These organizations represent the very best from among the award winners recognized by our affiliated state, provincial and territorial psychological associations.

Nominees for APA’s award were selected from the pool of previous local Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award winners and submitted for consideration by the psychological association in the state, province or territory in which the company is located. Following a competitive evaluation and judging process, the top candidates were selected for recognition by the American Psychological Association.

2018 Winners

Click on the links below to read more about the 2018 Winners.

Not-For-Profit Category

Alberta, Canada – As an insurance provider and comprehensive health organization, Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan has been ahead of the curve since the 1990s. While the primary focus of many benefit providers is processing and paying claims, ASEBP was one of the first to embrace the federal, provincial and cultural shift toward health promotion and disease prevention. Since then, ASEBP’s commitment to promoting, protecting, improving and sustaining the physical, mental and social well-being of its covered members—dedicated educators, administrators and support staff—has continued to grow. Read more

Government/Military/Educational Institution Category

Hawai’i – With 200 employees housing around 400 offenders, the Federal Detention Center, Honolulu (FDC Honolulu) protects public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences in facilities that are safe, humane, cost-effective and appropriately secure. Employees do all this while also providing programming to ensure offenders’ successful return to the community. Despite the challenges inherent in such a tough environment, many employees view working for the Bureau of Prisons here as a career and not just a job, largely because the center’s management treats them with dignity and respect. Read more

Small For-Profit Category

Nova Scotia, Canada – One of the fastest-growing technology companies in eastern Canada, Maplewave, formerly known as Master Merchant Systems (MMS), specializes in telecommunications for the retail industry. Its team of client relationship specialists possesses a deep understanding of telecom business processes and is experienced with all areas of Maplewave products and software. At Maplewave, what goes around comes around. Maximizing client satisfaction means management must maximize staff morale as well. A family-owned company, Maplewave treats its employees as family, too, with an encouraging workplace culture backed by a robust profit-sharing plan. Read more

Large For-Profit Category

Hawai’i – Located on the exclusive Kona-Kohala Coast of Hawai’i Island, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai boasts some of the clearest waters in the world along with 243 expansive guest rooms and luxury-level facilities and amenities. And behind the scenes, it takes a tremendous amount of professional teamwork to create world-class accommodations in what is, for all intents and purposes, a predominately rural outpost. Where to start? By honoring the staff, of course. Read more

"Many of our organizational values focus on employees, with a goal of maximizing quality service to our community. This award illustrates our level of commitment to providing our employees with a healthy workplace, both physically and mentally."

Ed Everett
City Manager
Redwood City, CA