Due to technical issues, qualifying employers now have until November 30, 2011, to file VETS-100/100A reports. Normally, the reporting cycle begins on August 1 and ends September 30 but because of technical problems, this timeframe has been extended. The Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) is working through the glitches and expects the electronic filing system to go online October 1.
Under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), federal contractors and subcontractors must complete these reports to capture the number of covered veterans in their workforces, as well as the number of covered veterans hired in the previous 12-month period. Compliance is as follows:
• Contractors with federal contracts of at least $100,000 entered into on or after December 1, 2003 -- VETS-100A report
• Contractors with federal contracts of at least $100,000 that were modified on or after December 1, 2003 -- VETS-100A report
• Contractors with federal contracts of at least $25,000 entered into before December 1, 2003 -- VETS-100 report
In related news, the House has passed a bill that would required the Secretary of Labor to develop a website for publicly posting information submitted by federal contractors in the VETS -100/100A forms. The Veterans Employment Promotion Act would amend a portion of VEVRAA, a move legislators feels is necessary for better enforcement and oversight of contractor compliance with veterans’ employment laws.
Easily meet VETS reporting requirements with the Affirmative Action Voluntary Information Form.