New Resources to Support Federal Contractor Hiring and Retention of Veterans


On February 29, 2024, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced a new Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) landing page with new resources added to existing ones to assist federal contractors and subcontractors to comply with their obligations under the law.

VEVRAA prohibits federal (sub)contractors from discrimination against certain groups of veterans (“protected veterans”) and take affirmative action to provide them with equal employment opportunities. The new resources include “promising practices” for employers on the following topics: using the VEVRAA hiring benchmark; requesting applicants to self-identify as a protected veteran; employment; outreach and recruitment; and retention. The OFCCP also updated its VEVRAA FAQs.