Arming Federal Contractors with Knowledge to Fully Comply with VEVRAA Mandatory Listing Requirements
The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) requires covered federal government contractors and subcontractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment specified categories of protected veterans. These regulations also contain mandatory job listing requirements that federal contractors must abide by.
Equal opportunity clause
EXCERPT Listing employment openings with the state workforce agency job bank or with the local employment service delivery system where the opening occurs will satisfy the requirement to list jobs with the appropriate employment service delivery system (emphasis added). In order to satisfy the listing requirement described herein, contractors must provide information about the job vacancy in any manner and format permitted by the appropriate employment service delivery system…
Source: 41 CFR §60-300.5(a)(2)
What Qualifies as an ESDS?
On March 24, 2014 the Final Rule appended language to define “employment service delivery system” (ESDS) in accordance with the Wagner-Peyser Act of 1933, as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. The following delivery points allow federal contractors to meet the mandatory listing requirements:
- State Workforce Agency Job Banks
- Wagner-Peyser funded State Workforce Agencies or CareerOneStop Centers
- Employment Service (ES) staff
- Disabled Veterans Outreach Programs (DVOPs)
- Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVERs)
What is the Difference Between Listing and Posting?
Another component of VEVRAA’s mandatory listing requirements is priority protected veteran referrals. This part of the regulation states that federal contractors must list their jobs at the local ESDS to provide for priority veteran referrals. This means that Protected Veterans covered under the VEVRAA regulations will be given 24-hour priority access to job listings, prior to being available to non-veteran job seekers. Federal contractors who manually post jobs into the state job banks or local ESDS’s—without listing jobs via fax, email, certified mail or with their local veteran’s employment representative (LVER)—could be cited for not meeting the listing requirements.
“If you post, but don’t list, you will be cited.”
Melissa Speer, Regional Director, OFCCP SWARM Region
(stated at ILG National Conference on 8/7/14)
DirectEmployers’ History with VEVRAA Regulations
DirectEmployers Association has a rich history in helping federal contractors comply with the OFCCP’s mandatory job listing requirements. As a matter of fact, we’ve been in the space since 2001. View our historical timeline.
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