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The Institute For Workplace Equality Releases Statement Supporting Affirmative Action and Diversity & Inclusion

October 16, 2020

On Thursday, October 15, The Institute for Workplace Equality released a statement reiterating its support surrounding affirmative action and diversity & inclusion. In the statement, The Institute says:

"The Institute for Workplace Equality (“The...

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VEVRAA Focused Reviews to Begin Soon

July 07, 2020

Many of you may remember that the OFCCP released a second, VEVRRA supplemental, CSAL list “in honor of Veteran’s Day” back on November 8, 2019.  Until now, the list has remained dormant as the compliance officers continued to work on the original...

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Annual Hiring Benchmark for Veterans Now 5.7 Percent

April 14, 2020

Consistent with timing in previous years, OFCCP has recently updated the hiring benchmark for protected veterans.  In annual affirmative action plans (AAPs), comparing the number of hires to a predetermined veteran benchmark is a required element of...

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OFCCP Releases Supplemental FY2019 VEVRAA Focused Reviews Scheduling List

November 08, 2019

In honor of Veteran’s Day, OFCCP released a supplemental CSAL list containing 500 establishments selected for a VEVRAA Focused Review. This list was announced by Craig Leen at the National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) conference in August 2019. The...

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What to Expect in a Focused Section 503 or VEVRAA Review

September 13, 2018

OFCCP regularly audits federal contractors for compliance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Act. According to Directive 2018-04, a portion of compliance evaluations...

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Annual VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark lowered to 6.4 Percent

March 30, 2018

Today the 2018 Annual Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) hiring benchmark was updated on the VEVRAA Benchmark Database.  Effective on March 31, 2018, the new benchmark will be 6.4%.  

National and state information has also...

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Veteran Hiring Benchmark Updated to 6.9%

June 24, 2016

OFCCP has updated the annual Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Benchmark, which is based on 2015 end-of-year data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Effective on March 4, 2016, the Annual National Benchmark is now...

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Reminder: Adjusted thresholds for VEVRAA compliance

May 13, 2016

A recently updated OFCCP infographic illustrates the jurisdictional thresholds triggering the requirement for contractors to comply with nondiscrimination and affirmative action requirements. Every five years, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory...

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New Year’s Resolutions: What to Expect in 2016 with the OFCCP?

January 18, 2016

As contractors prepare for 2016, we want to share some reminders on what to be prepared for in the New Year with the OFCCP and EEO compliance. 

1.)    First full year of 503/VEVRAA analytics under Subpart C

Contractors were required to come into...

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DCI Releases White Paper on Outreach and Recruitment for IwDs and Veterans

December 09, 2015

Nearly two full years have passed since the release of the revised Section 503 and VEVRAA which introduced a number of new requirements for federal contractors involving affirmative action for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities...

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OFCCP Expands Definition of “Protected Veteran”

October 19, 2015

In 2013, when the VEVRAA implementing regulations were revised, many contractors were confused by the “active duty wartime or campaign badge” category. The regulations define an “active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran” as a veteran who served...

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VEVRAA Self-ID: There are Options

June 11, 2015

For many contractors, the self-identification requirements for protected veterans have been confusing since the revision of VEVRAA in September 2013, and especially since the VETS reporting requirements changed in September 2014. Let’s recap what...

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