Adding to its growing list of available educational tools, OFCCP has published a new “InfoGraphic” to assist veterans determine whether they are covered under the Vietnam Era Veteran Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA).
Developed in response to requests from the veteran community, the Agency’s new tool does not provide any new information or modify any obligations but instead sets out the statutory definitions of the four protected veteran categories to assist veterans ascertain whether they are afforded protections under the regulations. The four categories of protected veterans are:
- Recently Separated
- Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge
- Armed Forces Service Medal
Under the recently revised VEVRAA regulations, covered employers are required to solicit veteran status from applicants during both the application stage as well as at the post-offer phase of the hiring process. Covered employers are also required to file annual VETS-4212reports reflecting the number of protected veteran employees and new hires in their workforces.