U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized Anser Advisory's federal division, Markon Solutions ("Markon") as one of the 835 recipients of the 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by U.S. Department of Labor.
Markon Solutions earned the platinum 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.
“It is a great honor for our firm to receive the HIRE Vets Platinum Medal from the Department of Labor,” said Krissy Goff, Executive Vice President of Corporate Operations at Anser Advisory and its Markon Solutions subsidiary. “Our veterans are a unique group of men and women who continue to bring a wealth of experience and immense value to our organization, the missions we support, and the communities we serve.”
Anser Advisory’s Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Sherif Wahby, noted, “Our expansion into new market sectors under the Anser Advisory brand creates even greater opportunities to partner with the veteran community. Anser Advisory’s national reach means we can hire more veterans and bring their expertise to preeminent clients and the mission-critical programs that need it most."
Markon Solutions, an Anser Advisory Company, joins 834 other companies from 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, 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 2022 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 1,400 employers have earned a HIRE Vets Medallion Award since 2018.
About Markon Solutions, an Anser Advisory Company
Markon Solutions is the federal division of Anser Advisory, a nationally recognized firm, which specializes in consulting services that include deep subject matter expertise across acquisition and procurement management, security consulting, enterprise technology management, training solutions, program controls, and project, program, and agency construction management. Markon is consistently recognized on the ENR Top 50 Program Management and Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firms, Washington Post Top Workplaces, and Virginia Business Best Places to Work lists. Markon is also a 2021, 2022 Top Workplaces USA winner and a 2021 and 2022 HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion awardee, as well as the first GEN (Gender Equity Now) certified organization on the East coast and in the government contracting industry.
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, 2023. For more information about the program and the application process, visit HIREVets.gov. 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.