Veterans, Military Status and Service

Memo
24-027
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

The U.S. Labor Department is accepting applications for its 2024 HIRE Vets Medallion Award, an honor given annually around Veterans Day to employers that have demonstrated their commitment to hire and retain veterans. The application deadline is Apri


Memo
24-022
Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Our written comments to the Labor Department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service support the agency’s intent to get approval to continue using the current version of the mandated VETS-4212 report for another three years, noting that covered f


Memo
23-234
Tuesday, December 12, 2023

MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. The Department of Labor’s Veterans Employment and Training Service announced recently that it intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget to keep using the current version of the VETS-4212 Report fo


Memo
23-230
Wednesday, December 6, 2023

The U.S. Labor Department reports that discrimination complaints filed by service members under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act increased by 17% last year, reversing a decade long downward trend.


Memo
23-225
Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Several CWC members were among the recipients of this year’s HIRE Vets Medallion Award, given by the Labor Department to companies that demonstrate exemplary efforts to recruit, employ, and retain veterans and provide community and charitable service


Memo
23-155
Monday, August 7, 2023

The Labor Department has announced that the filing season for the annual VETS-4212 report that covered federal contractors must file is now open, and that completed reports must be filed by September 30.


Memo
23-068
Monday, April 3, 2023

OFCCP has reset its annual national percentage of veterans in the civilian labor force, the benchmark used by most federal contractors for meeting protected veterans affirmative action requirements, at 5.4%, down from 5.5% in 2022.


Memo
23-030
Tuesday, February 7, 2023

The Labor Department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service has opened up applications for the annual Hire Vets Medallion Award, which is given by DOL annually around Veterans Day to employers that have demonstrated their commitment to hire and


Memo
22-223
Monday, November 28, 2022

The Labor Department recently announced the winners of this year’s HIRE Vets Medallion Awards, given to companies that demonstrate exemplary efforts in recruiting, employing, and retaining veterans. As was the case last year, we are once again please


Memo
22-172
Tuesday, September 13, 2022

The number of complaints filed with the Labor Department by service members alleging discrimination under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act declined again in FY 2021, continuing a ten-year trend.


Memo
22-114
Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The Government Accountability Office, the research arm of the U.S. Congress, has issued a report concluding that OFCCP needs to do more to assist federal contractors in meeting their compliance obligations under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment


Memo
22-073
Monday, April 18, 2022

The Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has recalculated its annual percentage of veterans in the workforce, an annual measure used by the agency to evaluate a federal contractor’s affirmative action obligations under th


Memo
22-030
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

As we predicted, Congress has approved CWC members that may be interested in applying for a 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award can now file an online application with the Labor Department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service.


Memo
21-230
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

We are pleased to let you know that a number of CWC members are among the recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award, which is presented by the Labor Department annually to companies that demonstrate exemplary efforts in recruiting, employing,


Memo
20-200
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Discrimination complaints filed with the Labor Department by service members under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act remained consistent with the annual average over the last five years.


Memo
21-153
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

The Labor Department has officially opened the filing season for the 2021 VETS-4212 report. The VETS-4212 is a form that covered federal contractors and subcontractors must complete and file annually that provides a workforce snapshot of their protec


Memo
21-070
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

OFCCP’s regulations require covered federal contractors to establish an annual numerical hiring benchmark in each of the company’s AAPs for veterans who self-identify in one of the four current “protected” veteran categories. The agency recently upda


Memo
21-062
Monday, March 22, 2021

As required under the federal Paperwork Reduction Act, the Labor Department has submitted a formal request to the Office of Management and Budget asking for a three-year extension of the VETS-4212 form without change. CWC supports DOL-VETS’ request.


Memo
21-041
Monday, February 22, 2021

A recent ruling of first impression by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals raises the important issue of whether the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act requires employers to pay employees while they are on military leave.


Memo
21-018
Monday, January 25, 2021

CWC has filed written comments with the Labor Department’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service component supporting its request to extend, without change, the mandated VETS-4212 report for another three years.


Memo
21-012
Monday, January 11, 2021

CWC has filed written comments with the Labor Department’s Veterans Employment and Training Service in support of that agency’s announced intent to extend the HIRE Vets Medallion Program for another three years. The HIRE Vets Medallion Program, which


Memo
20-235
Monday, November 30, 2020

The Department of Labor has announced its intent to get approval to continue using the current version of the VETS-4212 form for another three years. CWC will be filing comments supporting the extension, and welcomes input from our members.


Memo
20-232
Monday, November 23, 2020

The U.S. Labor Department recently announced the winners of the 2020 “HIRE Vets Medallion Awards,” which are given to employers that demonstrate exemplary efforts in recruiting, employing, and retaining veterans. As was the case last year, this year’


Memo
20-222
Monday, November 9, 2020

OFCCP has extended, for two additional years, its audit scheduling moratorium for certain health care entities that provide supplies and services to participants in the Veterans Affairs Health Benefits Program (VAHBP).


Memo
20-162
Friday, August 21, 2020

Data released recently by the U.S. Department of Labor show that the number of new complaints filed with the agency by military service members under the USERRA for Fiscal Year 2019 rebounded slightly from FY 2018’s 10-year low.


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