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Recipients of the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Award Announced

Quick Hit: The U.S. Department of Labor has announced the recipients of the 2018 HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration Award. The award recognizes employers who hire veterans and take efforts to establish employee development programs and veteran-specific benefits to improve their retention. The list of successful employers  honored as the 2018 award recipients includes small businesses, community-based … Continue Reading

OFCCP Announces New Veteran Hiring Benchmark

Yesterday, OFCCP announced its 2016 Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Benchmark. The new benchmark is 6.9%, slightly lower than the previous year’s 7% 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 … 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 Adds New Resources to Disability and Veterans Community Resources Directory

Last month, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) created the Disability and Veterans Community Resources Directory.  The goal of the Directory is to assist contractors in locating community and other resources for recruiting veterans and individuals with disabilities.  The Directory contains a non-exhaustive list of groups and organizations that are available to provide … 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

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 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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