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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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,
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.
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
OFCCP’s regulations require covered federal contractors to establish an annual numerical hiring benchmark in each of the company’s AAPs for veterans who self-identify in one of the four current “protected” veteran categories. The agency recently upda
As required under the federal Paperwork Reduction Act, the Labor Department has submitted a formal request to the Office of Management and Budget asking for a three-year extension of the VETS-4212 form without change. CWC supports DOL-VETS’ request.
Monday, February 22, 2021
A recent ruling of first impression by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals raises the important issue of whether the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act requires employers to pay employees while they are on military leave.
CWC has filed written comments with the Labor Department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service component supporting its request to extend, without change, the mandated VETS-4212 report for another three years.
CWC has filed written comments with the Labor Department’s Veterans Employment and Training Service in support of that agency’s announced intent to extend the HIRE Vets Medallion Program for another three years. The HIRE Vets Medallion Program, which
Monday, November 30, 2020
The Department of Labor has announced its intent to get approval to continue using the current version of the VETS-4212 form for another three years. CWC will be filing comments supporting the extension, and welcomes input from our members.
Monday, November 23, 2020
The U.S. Labor Department recently announced the winners of the 2020 “HIRE Vets Medallion Awards,” which are given to employers that demonstrate exemplary efforts in recruiting, employing, and retaining veterans. As was the case last year, this year’
OFCCP has extended, for two additional years, its audit scheduling moratorium for certain health care entities that provide supplies and services to participants in the Veterans Affairs Health Benefits Program (VAHBP).
Data released recently by the U.S. Department of Labor show that the number of new complaints filed with the agency by military service members under the USERRA for Fiscal Year 2019 rebounded slightly from FY 2018’s 10-year low.
DOL-VETS has opened the 2020 filing season for federal contractors and subcontractors that are required to file the annual VETS-4212 form. The submission deadline is September 30, and DOL-VETS is encouraging filers to use the online filing option.
Friday, July 31, 2020
How-To Guides and Checklists
Our latest OFCCP desk audit submission checklist provides a step-by-step playbook to assist CWC members in tracking and managing all aspects of a “focused review” by the agency involving how a federal contractor is meeting its compliance obligations
Friday, June 19, 2020
OFCCP compliance officers are now routinely asking federal contractors for more detailed information on how they evaluate their outreach efforts designed to recruit veterans and individuals with disabilities in conjunction with a compliance audit. CW
OFCCP has updated the national percentage of veterans in the civilian labor force that most federal contractors use as their “protected veterans hiring benchmark” under OFCCP’s veterans affirmative action regulations. For contractors that use this be
Congress amended the Family and Medical Leave Act a few years ago to add specific protections for military service members and their family members. With federal policy-makers’ ongoing focus on protecting the rights of service members and veterans, w
Thursday, December 19, 2019
After a decade of controversy as to whether OFCCP has jurisdiction over TRICARE providers, the agency has finally conceded that Congress has spoken, and the answer is no. CWC’s comments support the agency’s proposed rule to formally cede any jurisdic