The Department of Labor’s Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS) has announced that federal contractors have until November 30, 2011 to submit their VETS-100/VETS-100A reporting forms. The Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment and Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), as amended, requires that certain contractors and subcontractors report annually the number of their current employees and new hires who are qualified covered veterans. More information on VEVRAA’s federal contracting requirements can be found here.
According to the notice on the VETS’s website, technical problems have delayed the electronic submission of these forms, which was slated to begin August 1, 2011. The agency believes the problems will be fixed within the next two months, enabling the online filing system to begin accepting the forms by October 1, 2011. Because of these technical problems, the agency states that it “will not initiate enforcement actions against contractors who submit the VETS-100/VETS-100A from October 1, 2011 through November 30, 2011.” Unless otherwise notified, contractors can expect the VETS to resume enforcement actions against those who fail to submit the VETS-100/VETS-100A forms by November 30, 2011.
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