Guidance and Support for Government Contractors

By: Jordan M. Lebowitz | August 07, 2015

This report must be submitted by all government contractors!

Major Change: The VETS100 report has been replaced by the VETS-4212 report.


Which contractors are covered by the VETS-4212 reporting requirements?

All nonexempt Federal contractors and subcontractors with a contract or subcontract in the amount of $100,000 or more with any department or agency of the United States for the procurement of personal property or non-personal services.


When do contractors need to file the VETS-4212 report(s)?

Each year starting August 1st and going through September 30th all contractors and subcontractor that have contracts that meet the requirement for submitting reports must file a report each year during the official "Filing Cycle". Additionally, if a contractor or subcontractor obtains a contract that meets the requirements to submit report(s) they are required to submit these report(s) within 120 days.


When is the VETS-4212 report due?

The VETS-4212 Reports must be submitted no later than September 30 of each year following a calendar year in which a contractor held a covered Government contract or subcontract.


How do I complete the report if my company employs no covered veterans and I have not hired new employees during the reporting period?

A Federal contractor still needs to file VETS-4212 report. Fill in the period covered, enter zeros in columns A, C & D, complete column B, enter maximum and minimum number of employees and submit the form electronically or return to the address indicated.


What are the Federal contractor reporting requirements under the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA)?

VEVRAA requires Federal contractors and subcontractors covered by the Act's affirmative action provisions to report annually to the Secretary of Labor the number of employees in their workforces, by job category and hiring location, who are qualified covered veterans (38 U.S.C. 4212(d)). VEVRAA also requires Federal contractors and subcontractors to report the number of new hires during the reporting period who are qualified covered veterans. The Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) has issued regulations found in 41 CFR part 61-300 to implement the reporting requirements under VEVRAA.


The regulations in 41 CFR part 61-300 implement the Jobs for Veterans Act (JVA) amendments to the reporting requirements under VEVRAA and require the annual submission of the Federal Contractor Veterans' Employment Report VETS-4212.


What if I don’t submit a VETS-4212 report?

Federal Contracting Officers (CO / KO) are prohibited from expending or obligating funds or entering into a contract with a contractor that was subject to reporting requirements under VEVRAA but did not submit a Report for the previous fiscal year (31 U.S.C. 1354).


Link to VETS-4212 report forms and instructions:

http://www.dol.gov/vets/vets4212.htm

Visit the Department of Labor website for complete documentation on this requirement: http://www.dol.gov/vets/contractor/main.htm#1

For questions or assistance regarding your VETS-4212 report, contact Arrowhead Solutions today.


*Some content from DoL.gov


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