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New Veteran Hiring Benchmark Released

As it has done annually since its inception, OFCCP has released a new veteran hiring benchmark.  Effective March 31, 2022 the new veteran hiring benchmark (the percentage of total hires who are protected veterans that the contractor seeks to hire in the following AAP year) is 5.5%.  This is a 0.1% decrease from the 5.6% mark set last year and continues the trend of reduced benchmarks.  The database with previous benchmarks can be found here.

As a reminder,

Contractors required by the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) to develop a written affirmative action program (AAP) must also establish a hiring benchmark for protected veterans every year, or adopt the national benchmark provided by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) each year, as part of their AAP update. Under either approach, contractors must compare the percentage of hires who are protected veterans in each of their written AAPs to the hiring benchmark set for that AAP. Contractors should use the result of this comparison when assessing the effectiveness of their veteran outreach and recruitment efforts.

Jackson Lewis P.C. © 2022National Law Review, Volume XII, Number 103
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Laura Mitchell, Jackson Lewis, Management Representation lawyer, Contractual Drafting Attorney
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Laura A. Mitchell is a Principal in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She represents management exclusively in all areas of employment law, focusing on affirmative action and government contractor compliance.

Ms. Mitchell is a Principal in the firm’s Affirmative Action and OFCCP Defense practice group, representing government and non-government contractors in Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) matters, preparing for and defending OFCCP audits, and counseling employers on issues stemming...

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