Federal contractors will have an additional month to submit their VETS-100/VETS-100A reporting forms required under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment and Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), as amended. The Department of Labor’s Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS) has announced that due to continuing technical problems with the agency’s electronic filing system, contractors required to file Forms 100 and 100A will have until December 30, 2011 to report the number of their current employees and new hires who are qualified covered veterans. The normal annual reporting cycle begins August 1 and ends September 30. The agency had already extended the filing deadline by one month, but the technical problems have not been resolved as anticipated. The DOL now expects the electronic system to be operational as of November 1, 2011.

According to the announcement on the VETS website, because of these technical difficulties, “the Department will not initiate enforcement actions against contractors who submit the VETS-100/VETS-100A from November 1, 2011 through December 30, 2011. Unless a further update is given or other recognized exceptions apply, the Department may initiate enforcement actions against contractors who do not submit VETS-100/VETS-100A forms by December 30, 2011.”