This is a reminder that the EEO-1 and VETS-100/100A filing deadline is September 30, 2014.
What is the EEO-1 report?
The Employer Information Report (EEO-1) is an annual report mandated by the government which asks private employers and Federal Contractors to identify how many employees are currently staffed within their organization. Employers must provide the employee count by specified job category for both race/ethnicity and gender.
Who must file the EEO-1 report?
- A contractor (and first-tier subcontractor) with
a. 50 or more employees
b. A contract amounting to $50,000 or more
- An employer with 100 or more employees
What is the VETS-100 Report?
The VETS-100/100A is an annual report tracking the number of employees and new hires who fall under the categories of veterans protected under the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and subsequent amendments to the act.
Who must file the VETS-100 report?
Government contractors with a contract or subcontract in the amount of $25,000 or more entered before December 1, 2003. However, if such contract was modified on or after December 1, 2003, and was for $100,000 or more, the contractor would be required to file a VETS-100A report. In addition, it’s important to note that The Federal Acquisition Regulations generally limit the length of government contracts to a maximum of 5 years and as a result, few contractors will be filing a VETS-100 report in 2014.
Covered veterans under the VETS100 form:
- Special disabled veterans;
- Veterans of the Vietnam era;
- Other protected veterans (veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. military during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge is awarded); and
- Recently separated veterans (veterans within 12 months from discharge or release from active duty).
Who must file the VETS-100A report?
Government contractors with a contract or subcontract in the amount of $100,000 or more entered into or after December 1, 2003.
Covered veterans under the VETS100A form:
- Disabled veterans;
- Other protected veterans (veterans who serve on active duty in the U.S. military during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge is awarded);
- Armed Forces service medal veterans (veterans who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985); and
- Recently separated veterans (veterans within 36 months from discharge or release from active duty).
Please keep in mind the EEO-1 and VETS-100/100A reports are required by law and contractors should expect requests from the OFCCP asking for copies during the course of an audit. DCI Consulting Group is here to help since filing these reports can be confusing and time-consuming.
By Yesenia Avila, M.P.S., HR Analyst, DCI Consulting Group