Veterans, Military Status and Service

Memo
24-058
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

OFCCP has announced that the annual Vets Hiring Benchmark, which most federal contractors use as their protected veterans hiring benchmark for complying with OFCCP’s affirmative action regulations under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistan


Memo
24-052
Monday, March 25, 2024

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The Labor Department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service has submitted a formal request to the White House Office of Management and Budget to continue using the current version of the VETS-4212 form for another thre


Memo
24-027
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

The U.S. Labor Department is accepting applications for its 2024 HIRE Vets Medallion Award, an honor given annually around Veterans Day to employers that have demonstrated their commitment to hire and retain veterans. The application deadline is Apri


Memo
24-022
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Our written comments to the Labor Department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service support the agency’s intent to get approval to continue using the current version of the mandated VETS-4212 report for another three years, noting that covered f


Memo
23-234
Tuesday, December 12, 2023

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The Department of Labor’s Veterans Employment and Training Service announced recently that it intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget to keep using the current version of the VETS-4212 Report fo


Memo
23-230
Wednesday, December 6, 2023

The U.S. Labor Department reports that discrimination complaints filed by service members under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act increased by 17% last year, reversing a decade long downward trend.


Memo
23-225
Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Several CWC members were among the recipients of this year’s HIRE Vets Medallion Award, given by the Labor Department to companies that demonstrate exemplary efforts to recruit, employ, and retain veterans and provide community and charitable service


Memo
23-155
Monday, August 7, 2023

The Labor Department has announced that the filing season for the annual VETS-4212 report that covered federal contractors must file is now open, and that completed reports must be filed by September 30.


Memo
23-068
Monday, April 3, 2023

OFCCP has reset its annual national percentage of veterans in the civilian labor force, the benchmark used by most federal contractors for meeting protected veterans affirmative action requirements, at 5.4%, down from 5.5% in 2022.


Memo
23-030
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

The Labor Department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service has opened up applications for the annual Hire Vets Medallion Award, which is given by DOL annually around Veterans Day to employers that have demonstrated their commitment to hire and


Memo
22-223
Monday, November 28, 2022

The Labor Department recently announced the winners of this year’s HIRE Vets Medallion Awards, given to companies that demonstrate exemplary efforts in recruiting, employing, and retaining veterans. As was the case last year, we are once again please


Memo
22-172
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

The number of complaints filed with the Labor Department by service members alleging discrimination under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act declined again in FY 2021, continuing a ten-year trend.


Policy/Form/Notice Templates
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

A tool for evaluating disability and veteran outreach under OFCCP rules


Memo
22-114
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The Government Accountability Office, the research arm of the U.S. Congress, has issued a report concluding that OFCCP needs to do more to assist federal contractors in meeting their compliance obligations under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment


How-To Guides and Checklists
Monday, June 6, 2022

A suite of resources to assist with planning, conducting, documenting and evaluation outreach efforts.


Memo
22-073
Monday, April 18, 2022

The Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has recalculated its annual percentage of veterans in the workforce, an annual measure used by the agency to evaluate a federal contractor’s affirmative action obligations under th


Memo
22-030
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

As we predicted, Congress has approved CWC members that may be interested in applying for a 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award can now file an online application with the Labor Department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service.


Saturday, January 1, 2022

A recurring topic of inquiry from our members is when they are required to extend invitations to applicants and employees to "self-identify" their race, ethnicity, sex, disability, and veteran status, and what information must be included in these ma


Memo
21-230
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

We are pleased to let you know that a number of CWC members are among the recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award, which is presented by the Labor Department annually to companies that demonstrate exemplary efforts in recruiting, employing,


How-To Guides and Checklists
Monday, November 1, 2021

A helpful resource for FAQs around self-identify.


How-To Guides and Checklists
Monday, November 1, 2021

A step-by-step checklist for developing a VEVRAA focused review desk audit submission.


How-To Guides and Checklists
Monday, November 1, 2021

A helpful resource for FAQs around self-identify.


How-To Guides and Checklists
Monday, November 1, 2021

A helpful resource for FAQs around self-identify.


Memo
20-200
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Discrimination complaints filed with the Labor Department by service members under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act remained consistent with the annual average over the last five years.


Memo
21-153
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

The Labor Department has officially opened the filing season for the 2021 VETS-4212 report. The VETS-4212 is a form that covered federal contractors and subcontractors must complete and file annually that provides a workforce snapshot of their protec


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