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OFCCP Updates Annual Veteran Hiring Benchmark to 5.2%

March 28, 2024

By: Sheryl Harmening

On March 28, 2024, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs(OFCCP)updated theirannual veteran hiring benchmarkto 5.2%, down by 0.2% from 2023. The hiring benchmark is updated each yearand reflects the percentage...
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OFCCP Releases New VEVRAA Resources

March 05, 2024

By: Mitchell Chamberlin

On February 29, 2024, the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs released new resources to “help veterans and employers understand the protections under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA)...

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OFCCP Announces Annual VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark is 5.4 Percent

April 04, 2023

By: Brittany Dian-Hansell

On Friday, March 31, 2023, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) updated the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) hiring benchmark to 5.4 percent, slightly down from 5.5 percent in...

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New VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark Set at 5.5%

April 07, 2022

As expected, OFCCP has released an updated Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) benchmark effective March 31, 2022.

The new benchmark has been set at 5.5%, continuing the downward trend in benchmark percentages over the past...

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OFCCP Reduces Annual VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark to 5.6 Percent

April 15, 2021

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, OFCCP updated the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) hiring benchmark to 5.6 percent, slightly down from 5.7 percent in 2020.

This hiring benchmark indicates the percentage of total protected...

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OFCCP's TAG, Part 4: Listing Jobs with the ESDS

March 10, 2021

In this week’s entry into ourblog seriescovering the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s (OFCCP) Supply and Service Technical Assistance Guide (TAG), we’ll examine the requirements surrounding listing open jobs with the local...

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The Institute Releases Statement Supporting Affirmative Action

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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