New Rule Changes Veterans Reporting Requirements for Federal Contractors

September 26, 2014

Beginning in 2015, federal contractors will report the total number of veterans they hire or already employ rather than by specific categories under a final rule published this week.  According to the Department of Labor, data on the total number and proportion of protected veterans employed and newly hired by federal contractors will enable the analysis of hiring trends that can be used to assess the extent to which contractors are complying with their affirmative action requirements for protected veterans.  The previous VETS-100 report required contractors to report the number of veterans by various categories (disabled, other protected, Armed Forces service medal and recently separated) that resulted in some veterans being counted more than once and made it difficult for the government to determine the total number of protected veterans employed or newly hired.