2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award Recipients

Shining a light on employers who hire our nation's heroes. 

Gold and Platinum HVMP Award medallions

Honoring the Employers who
Hire our Nation's Heroes

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development. Review the criteria for the 2020 award cycle.

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April 2020

U.S. Department of Labor Reminds Employers 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award Submission Deadline is April 30, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor reminds the nation’s employers that the deadline to submit applications for the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award is April 30, 2020.

March 2020

U.S. Department of the Treasury, IRS and the U.S. Department of Labor Announce Plan to Implement Coronavirus-Related Paid Leave for Workers and Tax Credits for Small and Midsize Businesses to Swiftly Recover the Cost of Providing Coronavirus-Related Leave

Today the U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees. This relief to employees and small and midsize businesses is provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020.

March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

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Program Criteria

The Department of Labor will begin accepting applications for the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award on January 31, 2020. View the 2020 timeline. To get started, select your company size below to view the gold and platinum award criteria or download a table with all criteria.

A table listing the Gold and Platinum HIRE Vets Medallion Program award criteria for small employers
Small Employer Requirements HIRE Vets Platinum  MedallionPlatinum HIRE Vets Gold MedallionGold
Percentage of new hires who are veterans 10% 7%
Percentage of veterans who were retained 85% 75%
Veteran employee percentage 10% 7%
Veteran integration assistance programs

Must have at least TWO of the following:

  • Veteran organization or resource group
  • Leadership program
  • Human resources veterans’ initiative
  • Pay differential program
  • Tuition assistance program
Application Fee $90 $90

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