On August 27, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) announced new rules intended to improve job opportunities for protected veterans and people with disabilities. Under new rules added to the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (“VEVRAA”) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 503”), federal contractors and subcontractors must adopt quantifiable hiring benchmarks for protected veterans and hiring goals for qualified individuals with disabilities. Federal contractors should begin preparing now to implement these new rules.
Changes to VEVRAA -
The new VEVRAA rule requires federal contractors to adopt annually a recruiting benchmark based on the best available data or the current national percentage of veterans in the workforce (currently 8 percent). The DOL believes that this update will improve accountability and better enable contractors to assess the effectiveness of their recruitment efforts, in part through heightened record-keeping requirements. The new rule also clarifies job-posting and sub-contract requirements.
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