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.  Continue Reading Federal Contractors May Need To Be Collecting Data for New Vets-100A Form

Employers with federal contracts worth $100,000 or more entered into on or after December 1, 2003 will now be required to file a new form, VETS-100A, with the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS). Covered federal contractors must begin collecting the new information this summer and file their first annual reports on the VETS-100A form by September 30, 2009. 

Employers working on federal contracts of $25,000 or more that predate December 1, 2003 must continue to file the VETS-100 form. Some employers with contracts falling into both categories will be required to file both forms, although VETS predicts that most contractors will file either the VETS-100 form or the VETS-100A form but not both. Modifications of pre-December 2003 federal contracts made on or after December 1, 2003 create new contracts. Contractors subject to such modified contracts need only track and report under the new VETS-100A form for the modified contract – and only if the contract meets the $100,000 threshold.Continue Reading VETS Issues Final Rule for Filing VETS-100A Form