As previously reported, many federal contractors will be required to file their first annual VETS-100A report by September 30, 2009 based on a final rule issued earlier this year.  In order to complete the new report, federal contractors covered by the new rule must start collecting the required data no later than August 31, 2008. 

The VETS-100A, like the VETS-100, requires a federal contractor to have 12-months of data collected.  The 12-month period must end on a date between July 1 and August 31, 2009.  Likewise, this means that the contractor must begin collecting the data between July 1 and August 31, 2008.  If you are a federal contractor, and if you will be required to fill out the new VETS-100A form, you should either already be collecting data or must start collecting it before August 31. 

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