0727ssgReminder: the VETS-4212 report­ing cycle for 2016 is now open, and the fil­ing dead­line is Sep­tem­ber 30. Fil­ing infor­ma­tion is avail­able on the Depart­ment of Labor’s Vet­er­ans’ Employ­ment and Train­ing Ser­vice (VETS) web­site.

The Viet­nam Era Vet­er­ans’ Read­just­ment Assis­tance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) (locat­ed at 38 U.S.C. § 4212(d)), requires fed­er­al con­trac­tors and sub­con­trac­tors sub­ject to the act’s affir­ma­tive action pro­vi­sions in § 4212(a) to track and report annu­al­ly to the Sec­re­tary of Labor the num­ber of employ­ees and new hires that are cov­ered vet­er­ans, by job cat­e­go­ry and hir­ing loca­tion, who belong to the spec­i­fied cat­e­gories of vet­er­ans pro­tect­ed under the statute. Under the most recent amend­ments to the statute, those cat­e­gories are:

  • Dis­abled veterans;
  • Vet­er­ans who served on active duty in the Armed Forces dur­ing a war or in a cam­paign or expe­di­tion for which a cam­paign badge has been authorized;
  • Vet­er­ans who, while serv­ing on active duty in the Armed Forces, par­tic­i­pat­ed in a Unit­ed States mil­i­tary oper­a­tion for which an Armed Forces ser­vice medal was award­ed pur­suant to Exec­u­tive Order 12985 (61 FR 1209); and
  • Recent­ly sep­a­rat­ed vet­er­ans (vet­er­ans with­in 36 months from dis­charge or release from active duty). The report­ing form for this require­ment is admin­is­tered by VETS; gen­er­al­ly the report­ing cycle begins annu­al­ly on or around August 1 and ends Sep­tem­ber 30.

Note that the thresh­old for VETS-4212 report­ing was increased from $100,000 to $150,000 on Octo­ber 1, 2015. Accord­ing­ly, for the 2016 fil­ing year begin­ning on August 1, the fil­ing thresh­old for con­tracts entered into pri­or to Octo­ber 1, 2015, is still $100,000; for con­tracts entered into on or after Octo­ber 1, 2015, the fil­ing thresh­old will be $150,000. The fil­ing thresh­old for con­trac­tors con­tin­u­ing to file their VETS-4212 reports for 2015 is still $100,000.

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