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The following instructions are designed to assist in properly applying for the HIRE Vets Medallion Award.
Before an application is submitted, please ensure that:
- The employer did not receive an award in the previous calendar year. Employers who received an
award in the previous calendar year are not eligible for an award.
- All information as submitted on the application form is correct.
- Every required element of the application form has been filled out.
- You have read and complied with these instructions.
For questions on completing this form, please contact: (email@example.com
). Please note that
the regulations governing the HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program can be found at 20 CFR part 1011.
The following are key definitions that apply for the purpose of the HIRE Vets Medallion Award Program.
Please use these definitions when filling out the application for the Small Employer Platinum Award.
Employee means any individual for whom the employer furnishes an IRS Form W-2, excluding temporary
Employer means any person, institution, organization, or other entity that pays salary or wages for work
performed or that has control over employee opportunities, except for the Federal Government or any
State or foreign government. For the purposes of this regulation, VETS will recognize employers based
on the Employer Identification Number, as described in 26 CFR 301.7701-12, used to furnish an IRS
Form W-2 to an employee. However, in the case of an agent designated pursuant to 26 CFR 31.3504-1,
a payor designated pursuant to 26 CFR 31.3504-2, or a Certified Professional Employer Organization
recognized pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7705, the employer shall be the common law employer, client, or
customer, respectively, instead of the entity that furnishes the IRS Form W-2. Consequently, in the
case where an employer uses an agent designated pursuant to 26 CFR 31.3504-1, a payor designated
pursuant to 26 CFR 31.3504-2, or a Certified Professional Employer Organization recognized pursuant to
26 U.S.C. 7705, the common law employer is the proper applicant for the award regardless of what EIN
is on employees’ IRS Forms W-2.
Temporary worker means any worker hired with the intention that the worker be retained for less than
one year and who is actually retained for less than one year.
eran has the meaning given such term under 38 U.S.C. 101. VETS recognizes that most employers
determine which employees are veterans according to the employee’s self-identification. VETS does not
expect employer-applicants to change these practices in order to guarantee that every employee who
self-identifies as a veteran meets the definition of veteran at 38 U.S.C. 101.
This section provides additional information on certain items on the application.
SECTION A: EMPLOYER INFORMATION
Item 1 – Explanation contained on form
Item 2 – The employer must enter its EIN unless the employer uses an agent designated pursuant to 26 CFR
31.3504-1, a payor designated pursuant to 26 CFR 31.3504-2, or a Certified Professional Employer Organization
recognized pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7705 to furnish the IRS Forms W-2 to its employees. If you are an employer that
falls under one of these exceptions, you may leave this field blank. Otherwise, an EIN is required.