ProSphere named DOL 2019 Platinum Medallion Award winner for its exceptional commitment to hiring Veterans

ProSphere has been named a Department of Labor (DOL) 2019 Platinum Medallion Award winner for its exceptional commitment to hiring Veterans. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE Vets) Medallion Program is the only Veteran hiring award at the federal level and implements the requirements of Public Law 115-31, the HIRE Vets Act of 2017.

“I would personally like to extend my congratulations on your exemplary efforts to recruit, employ, and retain our nation’s Veterans,” said J.S. Shellenberger, Acting Assistant Secretary, Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, DOL, in his email announcement to ProSphere.

ProSphere met the criteria required for the award by demonstrating a model of patriotism worthy of praise as well as a recognition of the value Veterans bring to the workplace. Criteria for recognition vary by level (platinum or gold) and employer size (large, medium, and small). However, the criteria for most of the awards are based upon the following key measures such as percentage of new hires during the previous year that are Veterans; provision of an employee Veteran organization or resource group to assist new veteran employees with integration, including coaching and mentoring; employment of a dedicated human resources professional or initiatives to support hiring, training, and retention of veteran employees; and more.

“As a Retired Army Major General, I am proud to be part of an organization that demonstrates a model of patriotism,” said Michael Sumrall, Chief Operating Officer. “Programs such as HIRE Vets are paving the way for Veterans in the workforce and giving companies an opportunity to support our nation’s heroes in a substantive way.”

About ProSphere

ProSphere is an ISO 9001:2015, 20000-1:2011 & 27001:2013, CMMI Level 3, CVE-Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that provides IT solutions to the Federal government. Founded in 2006, ProSphere is headquartered in Alexandria, Va., and provides services to 13 Federal Government agencies in 24 states. ProSphere supplements its capabilities with a strong and mutually beneficial partner program and is available through the following contract vehicles: The Department of Veterans Affairs Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology-Next Generation, GSA Schedule IT-70, GSA Professional Services Schedule, Federal Aviation Administration eFAST, NIH CIO-SP3, and Army RS3. Access the full press release here.

Source: DOL awards ProSphere for Veteran hiring – December 17, 2019. ProSphere.



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