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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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HIRING BENCHMARK: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

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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RECENT DOL REPORT ON VETERAN EMPLOYMENT SUGGESTS WHAT HAS IMPROVED (AND WHAT HASN'T) OVER THE PAST YEAR

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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OFCCP RELEASES FAQS ON VEVRAA SELF-ID REQUIREMENT

January 21, 2015

On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, the OFCCP released two FAQs clarifying the self-ID requirements under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) in light of recent changes to 41 CFR 61-300 (VETS-4212, formerly VETS-100 and...

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OFCCP RELEASES NEW FAQs ON THE REVISED SCHEDULING LETTER

December 10, 2014

OFCCP has just released three new FAQs regarding the partial year data and analysis required for the Section 503 and VEVRAA items in the revised scheduling letter.  As presented in a previous blog, FAQs regarding how to submit compensation data...

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CONTRACTOR FEEDBACK ON 503/VEVRAA GOOD FAITH EFFORTS - ACCOUNTABILITY IS KEY

December 01, 2014

Recent contractor feedback related to Good Faith Efforts (GFE) toward individuals with disabilities and veterans suggests that the process of engaging in, tracking, and evaluating such efforts varies depending on the size of the contractor and/or...

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VETS-4212 Replaces VETS-100A Ruling Brings Change to Reporting Process

October 14, 2014

The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) of the U.S. Department of Labor has issued the final rule to revise reporting requirements for federal contractors and subcontractors under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, as...

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NEW SCHEDULING LETTER: SUBSTANTIAL CHANGES TO 503/VEVRAA SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

October 01, 2014

The new OFCCP scheduling letter and itemized listing have officially been released at reginfo.gov, and are effective immediately (starting October 1, 2014).  As previously mentioned by DCI, there were substantial changes to the scheduling letter...

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Regulatory Summary Affecting Federal Contractors

September 17, 2014

OFCCP had an extremely busy year in 2013 with the release of Directive 307 in February and the updated Federal Contract Compliance Manual (FCCM) in August. The agency also published the revised Section 503 and VEVRAA  regulations on September 24,...

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