“The G-FIVE was created to address the employment challenges facing the veteran workforce today by recognizing federal contractors for their efforts in employing and advancing covered veterans,” said Charles E. James Sr., deputy assistant secretary for OFCCP. “It reaffirms OFCCP’s commitment to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act and creates an excellent incentive for federal contractors to hire veterans.”
“The G-FIVE also strengthens
partnerships between OFCCP and veterans groups and other agencies,”
added Victoria Lipnic, assistant secretary for the Labor Department. “It’s an OFCCP
initiative that supports
The five federal contractor establishments selected for 2008 are:
Wackenhut Services Inc.
-- Savannah River Site,
· Engineering Systems Solutions -- Frederick, Md.
Hawaiian Electric Co.--
The directive outlining this new initiative, along with frequently asked questions, are available on OFCCP’s Web site at http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/directives/dir282.pdf and http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/faqs/dir282faqs.htm.
OFCCP, an agency of the Department of Labor enforces Executive Order 11246 and other laws that prohibit employment discrimination by federal contractors. The agency monitors federal contractors to ensure that they provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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