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Reminder for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors: 2016 VETS-4212 Reporting Deadline is September 30

Posted on August 17 2016 02:31 PM

Filing Threshold Rises to $150,000 for Certain Reports

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is reminding federal contractors and subcontractors that the 2016 VETS-4212 reporting season started on August 1, 2016 and ends on September 30, 2016.

Background
The DOL’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) is responsible for administering the requirement under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act that federal contractors and subcontractors track and report annually the number of employees in their workforces who belong to the categories of veterans covered under the affirmative action provisions of the law.

Change in Filing Threshold
Federal contractors and subcontractors with certain contracts or subcontracts of $150,000 or more are required to file a VETS-4212 Report.

Note: Effective as of October 1, 2015, the previous $100,000 threshold for VETS-4212 reporting was increased to $150,000. Accordingly, for the 2016 filing year beginning on August 1, 2016, the filing threshold for contracts entered into prior to October 1, 2015 is still $100,000; for contracts entered into on or after October 1, 2015, the filing threshold is $150,000. The filing threshold for contractors continuing to file their VETS-4212 Reports for 2015 is still $100,000.

Reporting Requirements
Federal contractors and subcontractors completing the VETS-4212 Report are to provide information on the number of employees and new hires during the reporting period who are protected veterans.

The 2016 filing season for the VETS-4212 Report started on August 1, 2016 and ends on September 30, 2016. VETS encourages online website submission of reports.

Additional information, including instructions and FAQs, is available on the VETS-4212 website.

Our Compliance Assistance for Federal Contractors section features helpful resources for federal contractors and subcontractors.

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