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Veterans United Receives 2017 Seal of Distinction

January 18, 2017

COLUMBIA, Mo. Veterans United Home Loans, a full-service VA lender, is proud to announce it earned WorldatWork's Seal of Distinction for 2017. The seal is a unique mark of excellence designed to identify organizational success in total rewards effectiveness from the nonprofit HR association and compensation authority.

At Veterans United we strive to promote an environment in which our employees can grow and prosper both professionally and personally, said Dr. Amanda Andrade, chief people officer at Veterans United. This recognition is an honor and serves as a reminder of our commitment to providing a workplace culture that enhances the lives of our employees.

Introduced in 2012, the prestigious Seal of Distinction is awarded to companies that meet defined standards of workplace programs, policies and practices weighted on several factors, such as the complexity of implementation, required organizational resources, perceived breadth of access and overall level of commitment from leadership.

We congratulate all of the recipients of the 2017 Seal of Distinction. These recipients represent a wide variety of industries from across the U.S. and Canada, showing that the total rewards model applies to employers and employees everywhere, said Anne C. Ruddy, president and CEO of WorldatWork. This year, we saw the highest number of applicants since the Seal of Distinction was created. I'm confident that this means an increasing number of companies are recognizing the importance of a workplace environment that benefits both the employer and employee.

This year's recipients represent industries of education, finance, government, health, law, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals and hail from 36 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. The 2017 list includes 80 companies who are first-time Seal of Distinction recipients. Eighty companies have received the seal in previous years. In addition, 11 organizations have qualified every year since WorldatWork started presenting the Seal of Distinction in 2012. All of the 2017 recipients will be recognized during the WorldatWork Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition, held in Washington, D.C. from May 7-10.

Veterans United Facts

  • $29.9 billion
    in loans financed in 2021
  • Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Recipient
    by the Secretary of Defense
  • More than 5,100 employees
    in more than 36 states
  • More than $100 million
    raised for nonprofit charitable arm, Veterans United Foundation since Nov. 2011
  • No. 8 Best Place to Work
    according to Glassdoor Best Places to Work in 2022

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Tierre Rhodes
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Meet The Expert

Chris Birk, Director of Education at Veterans United Chris Birk
Author, The Book on VA Loans

Chris is the nation’s leading expert on VA Loan benefits. He authored The Book on VA Loans in 2011, and maintains the VA Loans Insider blog. His analysis and articles have appeared at a host of sites and publications, including the Washington Post, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, USA Today, the Houston Chronicle and more. Members of the media may request a free copy of The Book on VA Loans to learn more about the VA loan program.

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