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Reminder to Federal Contractors VETS-100 Report Due September 30

September 13, 1999
Any contractor who receives a contract from the federal government for $25,000 or more, or any subcontractor who receives a contract from a covered contractor for $25,000 or more, is required to take affirmative action to hire and promote qualified special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, and any veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized. These contractors and subcontractors must file a VETS-100 Report on an annual basis.

The annual VETS-100 report is due on September 30, 1999. The report shows the number of targeted veterans in the contractor's work force by job category, hiring location and number of new hires, including targeted veterans hired during the reporting period and the maximum number and minimum number of employees of the contractor during the period covered by the report.

New reporting requirements.
Two of the reporting requirements mentioned above are new this year. The newly added reporting requirements are:

  1. "other eligible veterans," which means veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized; and
  2. the maximum number and minimum number of employees of the contractor or subcontractor during the period covered by the report.

These new reporting requirements were added by the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, signed by President Clinton in October 1998. Since the Department of Labor's Regulations are currently under revision to reflect these changes, and since some companies may incur an undue burden if required to report these items with little advance notice, the reporting of these items is optional for the VETS-100 Report due on September 30, 1999. However, this information will be required for the VETS-100 report in the year 2000.

Reports should be submitted to:

U.S. Department of Labor
VETS-100 Reporting
6101 Stevenson Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304-3540

Electronic filing available.
An Internet web site (http://vets100.cudenver.edu) is available for electronic filing of VETS-100 Reports. This form of electronic reporting is most appropriate for those employers who otherwise would submit a small number of manually completed VETS-100 Report forms. Use of this web site for reporting is completely optional.

Contractors and subcontractors who are not in the VETS-100 database or who have questions should call the VETS-100 help-line at (703) 461-2460. When calling, the VETS-100 staff requests that you leave your company name, your company number (if known) and your telephone number. Questions can also be sent via e-mail to helpdesk@vets100.com. Please include your company name, your company number (if known), and your telephone number in the e-mail message.

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