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OFCCP Lowers VEVRAA Hiring Brnchmark

April 6, 2018

On March 30, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) hiring benchmark for 2018. Effective March 31, 2018, the hiring benchmark will be 6.4 percent, down from 6.7 percent in 2017.  This benchmark is an annual goal for the percentage of hires who are veterans at each affirmative action plan (AAP) establishment.

VEVRAA requires contractors with written affirmative action programs (AAPs) to either establish hiring benchmarks for protected veterans each year or to adopt the OFCCP’s annual national benchmark. As a result of this requirement, contractors must compare the percentage of their employees who are protected veterans in each of their establishments to whichever hiring benchmark they use. Contractors can use these comparisons to assess the effectiveness of their veteran outreach and recruitment efforts.

For further resources and information, visit OFCCP’s VEVRAA information page.

For more information, contact Claiborne Guy at claiborne.guy@agc.org or 703-837-5382.

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