Whenever any OFCCP field office receives a complaint, the office must immediately stamp the date of receipt on the complaint, and enter the date and time of receipt into office records. The receiving office, if not a regional office, must immediately send the complaint to the regional office that has geographic jurisdiction over the employer or employer’s establishment. COs responsible for complaint perfection use the receipt date to determine whether the complaint was filed on time. Complainants filing under VEVRAA may also file through the DOL’s VETS or through the Local Veterans’ Employment Representative (LVER) at the local employment service office, who will transfer the complaint to OFCCP.307
307. If the complainant files with VETS or the LVER and alleges discrimination prohibited by VEVRAA, OFCCP will use the date the complaint arrived at that office to determine timeliness.