OFCCP Sets 2021 VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark to 5.6%

March 31, 2021

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) hiring benchmark for 2021. Effective March 31, 2021, the hiring benchmark will be 5.6 percent, slightly down from 5.7 percent in 2020.  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 resources page.

For more information, contact Claiborne Guy at or 703-837-5382.

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