The U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) filing system opened on August 1, 2023. The filing deadline this year is September 30, 2023.
EMPLOYERS REQUIRED TO FILE
The VETS-4212 Report should be filed if a business has a current federal government contract or subcontract worth $150,000 or more, regardless of the number of employees.
The contract or subcontract may be with any department or agency of the United States for the procurement of personal property or non-personal services. Services include, but are not limited to, utility, construction, transportation, research, insurance, and fund depository.
If you are still unsure if you meet the requirements to file, additional information can be found on the Department of Labor’s website.
HOW TO FILE VETS-4212 REPORTS
VETS-4212 forms can be submitted electronically by using either the VETS-4212 Reporting Application or batch filing process, or by sending the paper form by email or U.S. mail. For employers who file on their own, filing instructions and frequently asked questions are available here.
HR Works removes administrative burden by filing your VETS-4212reports for you. To learn more about our VETS Filing Services, contact us today.
ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYERS
The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) is a law that prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against protected veterans and requires employers take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain these individuals. VETS-4212 data is used by OFCCP in compliance evaluations. There are many considerations for affirmative action employers when it comes to complying with VEVRAA, including:
- Outreach Effectiveness: Are you creating a written assessment of how effective your outreach to veterans is, each year? Are you implementing new outreach strategies in response to that assessment?
- Alignment of VETS-4212, AAP, and EEO-1 Reporting: Three different Federal agencies are collecting similar data on your workforce. Do all three reports align with each other?
- Mandated Job Listings: This isn’t new, but as the use of technology in recruiting continues to rise, are your long-term compliance requirements like listing jobs with the state job service, soliciting applicants’ veteran status, and including an equal opportunity tagline in every ad falling through the cracks? Has your company notified the state job service of your contact person for receiving veteran candidate referrals?
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