New Information for federal contractors:Image of an american flag with a helicopter. Vets 4212 report for affirmative action programsIn order to keep contractors updated with the latest OFCCP news, we want to make sure you’re aware of a new final rule with regard to VETS 100 reporting. Beginning with the 2015 reporting cycle, the VETS 100A report will be replaced with a new report and will be named the VETS 4212 report. Just like the VETS 100A report, the new VETS 4212 report is a required report for federal contractors with a contract in the amount or $100K or more (or institutions who serve as a depository of Government funds or who serve as an issuing and paying agent for U.S. Savings Bonds and Notes) that is filed annually with the U.S. Department of Labor. The new report should be easier for contractors to file because the reporting requirements have actually been simplified in terms the information requested on the form.  Fortunately, contractors now only have to report on whether employees and new hires have identified as protected veterans instead of having to report on each category of protected veteran status as previously required on the VETS 100A report.The term “Protected Veterans” includes:

  • disabled veterans,
  • veterans who served on active duty during a war or campaign for which a campaign badge was authorized,
  • veterans who were awarded an Armed Forces Service Medal and recently separated veterans.  The new 4212 report can be accessed at the following link: VETS 4212

Timing of the change:Image of Vets-100 A changing to New Vets 4212Federal contractors will see the impact of this when they file their VETS 4212 report in 2015.  The reporting time frame will be the same, requiring contractors to file between August 1, 2015, and September 30, 2015.Additional information:For contractors who have been filing the outdated VETS100 report, this report is now obsolete and you will no longer be able to file this report.  The only report available to file will be the VETS 4212 report.CRI will continue to update you on any new information that may come out regarding the VETS 4212 report, but for now, we’re happy to inform you that your burden has been slightly reduced. If you have further questions concerning VETS 4212 or any of you affirmative action needs contact Career Resources Inc: info@crincorporated.com