Summer is here! For federal contractors and subcontractors, one thing comes to mind this time of year… it’s time to complete the annual VETS-4212 Reports! Sorry for bursting the Summer fun!
To prepare for this inevitable task, here’s a quick run-down of the reporting requirements.
- Why file: The Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended (VEVRAA) requires federal contractors and subcontractors to report annually to the Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) Office
- the number of employees in their workforce by job EEO category and hiring location;
- the number qualified protected veterans; and
- the number of new hires who are qualified protected veterans. All federal contractors and subcontractors who meet the following thresholds are required to complete the VETS-4212 Reports on or before September 30th, 2018.
- Who must file: All nonexempt federal contractors and subcontractors with a contract or subcontract in the amount of $150,000 or more with any department or agency of the United States
- When to file: No later than September 30th of each year
- Reporting Period: End of any pay period between July 1st and August 31st of the current year. Report new hires that occurred during the previous twelve-months from the chosen pay period (Note: contractors and subcontractors who were approved to use December 31st as the ending date for EEO-1 filing may also use this date for the VETS 4212 filing – https://www.dol.gov/vets/contractor/main.htm#14).
BCGi webinar: The Biddle Consulting Group Institute for Workforce Development is hosting a webinar Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 to discuss in more detail the requirements and the processes for filing. The webinar will also show some ideas for easier ways to determine the counts that go into the reports. Please register for the webinar here.
Also watch out for a more detailed blog on how to file for your VETS-4212 report. This blog will follow soon after the webinar.
Still, have a fun Summer!