November 8, 2023 – U.S. Acting Secretary of Labor Julie A. Su recognized UTRS as one of the hundreds of  recipients of the 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by U.S. Department of Labor. UTRS earned the gold award after applying earlier this year. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program is the only federal award program that recognizes employers who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans.

UTRS also won the award in 2020 and 2021.

“UTRS is very proud to be a Vets Medallion recipient for the third time since 2020. One of our core missions is to support the warfighter. This support isn’t limited to the solutions we deliver to the Department of Defense. It includes providing long-lasting and impactful career opportunities for those that have served our nation,” said Dorene Fearon, Vice President of Human Resources at UTRS.

UTRS joins companies across the country who have shown a commitment to hiring veterans, but also ensuring that they have a long-term career and growth plan that uses the diverse skills they acquired through their military service. Recipients of the 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award meet rigorous employment and veteran integration assistance criteria, including veteran hiring and retention percentages; availability of veteran-specific resources; leadership programming for veterans; dedicated human resource efforts; pay compensation and tuition assistance programs for veterans. More than 1,600 employers have earned a HIRE Vets Medallion Award since 2018.



About UTRS:

UTRS is a technology firm that delivers a wide range of leading-edge engineering, technical, strategic and digital services to the public and private sectors. Since 1985, UTRS has provided a wide range of support to the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy, as well as the Federal Aviation Administration, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and other commercial industries. Visit for more information.



About the HIRE Vets Medallion Program:

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by businesses that demonstrate unparalleled commitment to attracting, hiring and retaining veterans. The 2023 HIRE Vets Medallion Award application period will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2024. For more information about the program and the application process, visit There are different awards for large employers (500-plus employees), medium employers (51-499 employees), and small employers (50 or fewer employees). Additionally, there are two award tiers: platinum and gold.