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Veterans Employment & Education Awards

The deadline for submittals to the Department Veterans Benefit Committee is October 15. It is important that the Post nominations are submitted by this time to ensure that they are considered for the Department and National Awards.

All entries must be accompanied by an official nomination form. The Department award selections will be entered in the national competition.

Categories awarded are as follows:

  1. Employer of Veterans Award *

  2. Employment Service Award (DVOP)

  3. Employment Service Award (LVER)

  4. Employment Service Award (Local Office)

  5. Employer of Older Workers Award

  6. Enhance the Lives of Disabled Person Award

  7. Micheal Guty Homeless Veterans Outreach Award

*Employer of Veterans Award

In order to be eligible for the Employer of Veterans Awards, nominees must meet the following criteria:

  1. At least 10 percent of the nominee’s workforce must be veterans.

  2. The nominee must have been in business for at least five years.

  3. The nominee cannot restrict employment to veterans only.

  4. The nominee must be a private sector employer. In other words, the nominee cannot be a city, state or federal employer.

Employers are recognized in three size categories:

  1. Small Business (50 or fewer employees)

  2. Mid-Sized Business (51 to 200 employees)

  3. Large Business (201 or more employees)

Contact the Department Adjutant at or 800-365-8387 for nomination forms or more information.

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