SANTA ANA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Services of America, one of the largest providers of security services in the U.S., recently received two awards from the Orange County Register. The first, the Top Workplaces 2012 award, recognizes leading workplaces in Orange County and is given based on surveys from the company's staff. Hundreds of local companies were asked to participate in the event, but only 85 of those companies made the final list. Universal Services of America placed fourth in the "Large Company" category. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100316/LA71355LOGO) The Orange County Register also acknowledged companies with special awards for excellent work in a particular field. Universal was given the Medallion Award in Training for their extensive training programs that provide their employees with opportunities for job growth and advancement. "I am very fortunate to be part of such an exceptional company and to work with such exceptional people every day," said Scott Naso, Senior Regional Vice President and employee for over 25 years at Universal Services of America. "While the growth of the company has been very remarkable, I feel that even more astounding is Universal's continued commitment and ability to be a better company for both the employees and our clients year after year. There is something truly special about being part of this team; it is something that is not commonly found in most organizations." Employees were asked to rate their companies based on categories such as fairness, flexibility, benefits and values. Companies with excellent communication and respect for their employees topped the list. Universal knows employees are the cornerstone to their continued success and views them as their most valuable assets. Universal's benefits, training programs, contests and profit-sharing plans are all part of the packages their employees receive. The Orange County Register's Top Workplaces of 2012 award is an honor that Universal Services of America is proud to accept.