May 21, 2013
International Foundation Honors Senator Tom Harkin With 2013 Public Service Award at Annual Washington Legislative Update
Washington D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, will be awarded the 2013 Public Service Award by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans today at the annual Washington Legislative Update.
This International Foundation’s Public Service Award recognizes public service on behalf of employee benefits. Harkin will accept the award at 8:00 a.m. today in Washington, D.C.
Harkin has worked for more than two decades advocating for strong employee benefits, from healthcare to retirement plans.
“I have a profound respect for the men and women that dedicate their lives to ensuring that working people have quality employee benefit plans. As we all know, good wages and benefits are what makes our middle class and our economy strong. It is a tremendous honor to be recognized for this award,” said Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
Michael Wilson, the president and CEO of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, said the group is grateful for Harkin’s hard work over the years.
“Senator Harkin has dedicated his career in public service to not only advocating—but also creating pathways that ensure a better life for all Americans,” Wilson said. “His is a bold voice in an environment that is in desperate need of viable solutions and it is this sort of courage that we recognize today. Senator Harkin’s ideas challenge the status quo and help move us all forward.”
The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans is a member-driven organization with five decades of experience as a leading objective source of employee benefits, compensation and financial literacy education and information within the American and Canadian workplace. The Foundation’s expertise is industry wide; and it offers resources that include Foundation staff, training, conferences and research on topics critical to assisting its 33,000 multiemployer, corporate and public sector members respond to trends affecting the well-being of more than 25 million lives in North America. For additional information, visitwww.ifebp.org.