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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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May 14, 2015

There appears to still be confusion around what contractors are required to do with the VEVRAA annual hiring benchmark. Specifically, what should a contractor compare to the hiring benchmark?

    1. The contractor’s employment of protected veterans
    2. The...
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OFCCP'S National Annual Benchmark For VEVRAA Now 7 Percent

April 21, 2015

OFCCP updated the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Benchmark Database on its website, based on 2014 end-of-year data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Now, the Annual National Benchmark is 7 percent – a slight drop...

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April 02, 2015

On March 18, 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a news release providing the most up-to-date facts and figures on national veteran employment. Using 2014 employment data from the Current...

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Applicants, Candidates, and Jobs Filled... Oh My!

March 20, 2015

As outlined in 41 CFR 60-3, contractors are required to analyze personnel activity to determine if there are barriers to equal employment for protected classes. One method of determining whether these barriers exist for applicants is to evaluate...

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