The effective date of the new regulations has arrived. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) Final Rule changing regulations implementing the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) became effective on March 24, 2014. It prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against protected veterans, and requires these employers to take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain these veterans.
The compliance process can be reduced to “4 C’s”:
- Count the number of veterans in your work force
- Commit your company to meeting or exceeding the required benchmark
- Connect with job seekers who are protected veterans
- Comply by successfully recruiting sufficient numbers of those job seekers
Questions? See the fact sheet here.
Furthermore, understanding how military skills can transfer over to the civilian workplace may help federal contractors meet these new hiring benchmarks. Lisa Rosser, chief executive officer and founder of Value of a Veteran, a human resources consulting firm, offers some insight to employers here.