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The U.S. Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) and Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) have supported affirmative actions to employ and advance in employment, "covered veterans" since 2008. As legislatively mandated under 38 U.S. Code, Section 4212, codified at 41 CFR Section 61-300, respectively, contractors and subcontractors who enter into, or modify a contract or subcontract with the federal government, and whose contract meets the criteria set forth in the above legislation/regulations, are required to report annually on their affirmative action efforts in employing veterans. VETS has a legislative requirement to collect, and make available to OFCCP, reported data contained on the VETS-4212 report for compliance enforcement.
You can find more information in the VETS-4212 Rules and Regulations. *Please note that these documents do not have the most current contact information.
Though the Section 503 and VEVRAA statutes themselves have not been amended, in 2004, Congress enacted Section 807 of the Ronald Reagan National Defense Authorization Act, codified at 41 U.S.C. 1908. This law requires the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council (FAR Council) to review the dollar threshold amounts in certain federal agency procurement related laws every five years to determine whether they need to be adjusted for inflation. As a result of these reviews, the FAR Council implemented inflationary adjustments of acquisition-related dollar thresholds for Section 503 and VEVRAA.
In 2010, the FAR implemented an adjustment for Section 503 changing the threshold amount from $10,000 to $15,000. See "Federal Acquisition Regulation; Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds," 75 FR 53129 (2010). In 2015, a similar adjustment to the VEVRAA threshold was made increasing it from $100,000 to $150,000. See "Federal Acquisition Regulation; Inflation Adjustment of Acquisition-Related Thresholds," 80 FR 38293 (2015). While OFCCP’s regulations at 41 CFR 60 Parts 300 and 741 do not currently reflect these inflationary adjustments, OFCCP adopted the FAR Council’s adjusted thresholds for determining whether a contractor is covered by Section 503 and VEVRAA regulatory requirements.
The 2018 filing season for the VETS-4212 started on August 1, 2018 and ends on September 30, 2018.
If you have any questions about reporting please consult our Frequently Asked Questions.
You may also submit your reports via EMAIL: VETS4212firstname.lastname@example.org
OR POSTAL MAIL: VETS-4212 Service Center
C/O Department of Labor National Contact Center (DOL-NCC)
7425 Boston Blvd
Springfield, VA 22153
Batch file requirements have changed from prior years, below are the current batch file instructions
- VETS-4212 Batch Instructions (PDF Document)
- VETS-4212 Batch MSC Hiring Locations Instructions (PDF Document)
- VETS-4212 Batch Upload Question & Answers
You may download the VETS-4212 form at:
Upon the successful submission of a VETS-4212 report(s), federal contractors will receive an email confirmation of receipt notification for their records. These confirmation notifications should be used as verification of submission by Federal Contracting Officers when obligating funds to an awarded contract.
The copy of a submitted report is not required by VETS to suffice for a confirmation / validation of submission.
Federal Contracting Officers: Validation Excel Document (ZIPPED Archive) lists which employers have filed their VETS-4212 forms for FY17 and FY18.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding VETS-4212 reports please contact VETS-4212 customer support at 1-866-237-0275 or via email at VETS4212email@example.com.