OFCCP has released its revised VEVRAA hiring benchmark for 2017. The agency has lowered the benchmark to 6.7 percent, down from the previous 6.9 percent mark.

As was the case last year, the agency provided guidance for contractors to implement the new benchmark stating:

Contractors who adopted the previous year’s national benchmark of 6.9 percent after March 4, 2016, but prior to this announcement, may keep their benchmark at 6.9 percent.

This move is the third reduction of the benchmark since its inception in March 2014.