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OFCCP Announces New Veteran Hiring Benchmark

The OFCCP has announced its 2017 Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Benchmark. The new benchmark is 6.7%, slightly lower than the previous year’s 6.9% benchmark. The VEVRAA Benchmark is the figure which federal contractors must use to assess the effectiveness of their outreach programs for the hiring of veterans. Contractors may either use the OFCCP’s … Continue Reading

Veterans Employment Center Announced

Last week the White House announced the implementation of an online employment tool to assist contractors, service members, veterans and their families.  The Veterans Employment Center is the result of an interagency effort to simplify the process for veterans and their spouses to seek and obtain gainful employment.  The website can be found here.  The … Continue Reading

OFCCP Updates FAQs On Section 503 And Veterans’ Regulations

OFCCP recently updated its Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) on the implementation of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act final rules.  The most recent FAQs address questions regarding the availability of the “EEO is the Law” poster, the ability to use human resource information systems as the … Continue Reading

The New Veterans and Disability Regulations Go Into Effect on March 24: Are You Ready?

Many contractors have been preparing for the past several months for the first group of compliance obligations imposed by the Final Rules adopted by OFCCP in August 2013.  In five short days, the first set of obligations will become effective.  Is your organization ready to implement the first set of compliance obligations?  Does it have … Continue Reading

DOL Proposes Rule Requiring Contractors to Report Aggregate Veterans Information

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) on Friday which would change reporting requirements for federal contractors under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”).  Under the proposed rule, covered contractors would be required to report information about protected veteran employees “in the aggregate” instead of for each protected … Continue Reading

OFCCP Updates FAQs On Section 503 And Veterans’ Regulations

OFCCP recently updated its Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) on the implementation of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act final rules.  The FAQs address a range of questions that have arisen since the OFCCP first announced the final rules in August 2013.  Most of the new requirements … Continue Reading

Proskauer Offers Webinar on Key 2013 Developments

Proskauer recently made available a webinar on the key developments in labor and employment for the Washington DC area in 2013.  The webinar includes a discussion of the OFCCP’s final rules implementing the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act regarding individuals with disabilities.  This webinar is part … Continue Reading

OFCCP Publishes FAQs Addressing Implementation of the New VEVRAA and Section 503 Final Rules

On December 17, 2013, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) published additional Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) on the implementation of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act final rules. As discussed in prior Government Contractor Compliance & Regulatory Update posts on August 27, … Continue Reading

Veterans Day Edition: The Federal Government’s Emphasis on Training and Hiring Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, this alert addresses contractors’ obligations with respect to veterans.  As readers of this blog are aware, on August 27, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs released its final rule affecting federal contractor obligations under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act.  Among other obligations, the final rule establishes … Continue Reading

OFCCP Rules Published in Federal Register with Effective Date of March 24, 2014

Today, the OFCCP’s new regulations interpreting Section 503 and VEVRAA were published in the Federal Register.  The rules can be found here and here.  Publication in the Federal Register sets the effective date for the rules as March 24, 2014.  As previously discussed, contractors should start planning the implementation of the compliance requirements imposed by … Continue Reading

OFCCP Issues Final Rules on Affirmative Action Obligations for Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) today released its final rules implementing the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (“VEVRAA”) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act regarding individuals with disabilities.  The rules bring about significant changes for the obligations of federal contractors to take affirmative action regarding veterans and individuals with disabilities.… Continue Reading

OFCCP Submits New Veterans and Disability Regulations to OMB

Yesterday, the long-awaited proposed regulations of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) addressing federal contractors’ affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations for both individuals with disabilities and covered veterans were submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) for review.  The proposed regulations, as written, would make significant changes to contractors’ compliance obligations, … Continue Reading

Release of New Disability and Veterans Regulations Appears Imminent

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has extended the projected date for the release of final rules regarding federal contractors’ affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.  OFCCP had projected that the final regulations would be published earlier this year.  The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Spring … Continue Reading
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