• HIRE VETS MEDALLION AWARD PROGRAM

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    March 21, 2019

    If you an employer of veterans, we would like to invite you to apply for the HIRE Vets Medallion Award. 
    The purpose of the HIRE Vets Medallion Award is to recognize employers who hire and retain veterans, including their efforts to establish employee development programs and veteran specific benefits to improve retention. Award recipients will have the opportunity to utilize the medallion in the marketing of their firm as a veteran friendly business when hiring, and in efforts to attract additional business.

    The HIRE Vets Medallion is the only veterans hiring award at the federal level. The program is administered by the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS).  Its criteria allows for the highest level of recognition for employers who are committed to veteran careers, including recruiting, employing, and retention. These employers set an example for other employers of the importance of prioritizing and encouraging successful veteran hiring and retention. The award signals to veterans that an employer is committed to and supports our Nation’s heroes.

    Employers may also visit www.hirevets.gov, email hirevets@dol.gov, or call 202-693-4745, for more information or to APPLY.

    DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2019

    2019 HIRE Vets Medallion Award Criteria1

    REQUIREMENTS

    LARGE EMPLOYER AWARDS

    (500+ Employees)

    MEDIUM EMPLOYER AWARDS

    (51-499 Employees)

    SMALL EMPLOYER AWARDS

    (1-50 Employees)

    Platinum

    Gold

    Platinum

    Gold

    Platinum

    Gold

    Hiring

    (Vets hired during CY 2018)

    Not less than 10%

    of employees hired AND

    Not less than 7%dd

    of employees hired dd

    AND dd

    Not less than 10%

    of employees hired

    OR

    Not less than 7% dd

    of employees hired dd

    OR dd

    Not less than 10%

    of employees hired

    OR

    Not less than 7%

    of employees hired

    OR

    Retention

    (Vets hired during CY 2017)

    Not less than 85% of Vets hired retained for 12 months

    Not less than 75% ofdd

    Vets hired retained fordd

    12 monthsdd

    Not less than 85% of Vets hired retained for 12 months

    AND

    Not less than 75% ofdl Vets hired retainedd

    for 12 monthsd

    ANDD

    Not less than 85% of Vets hired retained

    for 12 months

    AND

    Not less than 75% of Vets hired retained

    for 12 months

    AND

    Veteran Employee Percentage

    (Vets employed on 31 Dec.

    of CY 2018)

    N/A

    N/A

    At least 10% of

    employees are Vets

    At least 7% ofdd

    employees are Vetsd

    At least 10% of

    employees are Vets

    At least 7% of

    employees are Vets

    Veteran Organization or

    Resource Group

    Must be established and exist on 31 Dec.

    of CY 2018

    Must be established

    and exist on 31 Dec.

    of prior year

    Must be established and exist on 31 Dec.

    of prior year

    Satisfy 1 of 2

    Satisfy 2 of 5

    N/A

    Leadership Program

    Must be established and exist on 31 Dec.

    of CY 2018

    Must be established

    and exist on 31 Dec.

    of prior year

    Must be established and exist on 31 Dec.

    of prior year

    N/A

    Dedicated HR Professional

    (large) or HR Veterans’

    Initiative (medium/small)

    Must be targeted to veteran employees

    N/A

    Satisfy 1 of 3

    N/A

    N/A

    Pay Differential

    Program

    Must be provided

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    Tuition Assistance Program

    Must be available

    N/A

    N/A

    N/A

    Labor Law Violations

    Must not have any

    of the violations

    identified in

    20 CFR § 1011.120

    Must not have any

    of the violationsdd

    identified indd

    20 CFR § 1011.120dd

    Must not have any

    of the violations

    identified in

    20 CFR § 1011.120

    Must not have anydd

    of the violationsdd

    identified indd

    20 CFR § 1011.120dddd

    Must not have any

    of the violations

    identified in

    20 CFR § 1011.120

    Must not have any

    of the violations

    identified in

    20 CFR § 1011.120

    Application Fee

    $495.00

    $495.00

    $190.00

    $190.00

    $90.00

    $90.00

    Contact:
    Joe Spagnualo, Business & Employment Specialist
    (541) 244-3247
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