As in many companies and organizations, we have employees that are serving both our customers at work and our country in the military. As an organization, we strive to support our dedicated employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve, their families, and veterans.
In 2013, we were honored with the Employer Support Freedom Award from the U.S. Department of Defense. The award recognizes employers who provide outstanding support to members of the National Guard and Reserve.
Nearly 3,000 companies were nominated for the award by the Guardsmen and Reservists they employ. We were nominated by a member of the Navy Reserve.
Of our 1,800 employees, 360 are veterans and 80 are members of the National Guard and Reserve.
"In the course of their service, the brave men and women of our military acquire valuable knowledge and skills that American employers are looking for," Colorado Senator Michael Bennet said. "The work that Colorado Springs Utilities is doing to help our citizen warriors utilize these skills, is a great example of how we can give back to those who have already given so much to our country."
Read the news release about the announcement of the award.