Department of Labor HIRE Vets Medallion Luncheon
Friday, November 16, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Phoenix Convention Center
West Building, 300 Ballroom
100 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
The event honors those that hire our veterans.
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.
Purple Heart Recipient
U.S. Marine Corps Lieut. Col. Ret.
Director of Strategic Outreach
Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS)
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Air Force Col. (Ret.)
About the HIRE Vets Medallion Program.
The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017 (HIRE Vets Act or the Act), requires the Secretary of Labor to establish
a program, by rule, that recognizes employer efforts to recruit, employ, and retain veterans. Employer applicants meeting criteria established in the rule will receive a “HIRE Vets Medallion Award.” There are two award tiers, Platinum and Gold, for large (500-plus employees), medium (51-499 employees), and small employers (50 or fewer employees). Verification of the award criteria includes a self-attestation by the applicant and a check for violations of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
(USERRA) and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Act (VEVRAA).