Reminder: VETS-4212 Is Due September 30th. It is a mandatory annual report for contractors that have a contractor worth at least $150,000. As the GSA schedule is a potential twenty-year contract with a value exceeding $150,000, all schedule holders are required to complete the Vets-4212 annually. The filing database is open to report for the year here. A draft VETS-4212 is available here
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) and Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) have supported affirmative actions to employ and advance the employment of covered veterans since 2008. As legislatively mandated under 38 U.S. Code Section 4212, codified at 41 CFR 61-300, contractors and subcontractors who enter, or modify a contract or subcontract with the federal government, and whose contract meets the criteria set forth in the above regulations, are required to report annually on their efforts in employing veterans.
Who Needs to File a VETS-4212 Report?
Contractors and subcontractors who were awarded contracts valued at valued at $150,000 are required to file a VETS-4212 report. Since GSA schedule contracts assume a significant value over its life, all GSA contractors are required to submit a VETS-100 Report. Pursuant to the provisions of Title 38, United States Code, Section 4212(d), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) collects and compiles data on the Federal Contractor Program Veterans’ Employment Report (VETS-4212 Report) from Federal Contractors and subcontractors.
When is the VETS-4212 report due?
VETS-4212 reports must be submitted no later than September 30th of each year. The eligibility period for this report is the calendar year (January 1 through December 31) that precedes the year in which the report is submitted.
What is Included in the Report?
Federal contractors are required to list all employment openings that exist at the time of the execution of the GSA Contract. Additionally, employment listings that occur throughout the life of the contract, including those that are not affected by the contract, and those occurring at the establishment of the Contractor. Federal contracts can post these job listings with the local employment service or one stop service center locations. For information about how to list a job opening, contact the nearest State Job Service office or One-Stop Center. The company will be accounted for in the report of the location that the supervisors are located at—so if the company has a job in another state, they can file in Oregon and still be compliant if the company is considered “their supervisors”.
The VETS-4212 form is a blank form available on the Department of Labor website.
Per 41 CFR 60-250.42 & 60-300.42, Invitation to Self-Identify Requirements, you are not required to ask new and current employees about their Veteran status. Regardless, you are still required to submit this report annually.
Coley GCS, a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, has always been committed to the employment of veterans and programs to assist their employment, health, and wellbeing. We have over 20 years’ experience helping our clients register with the VETS-4212 and obtain an account number. As part of the GSA Schedule contract management service, we also track reporting dates and alert and assist contractors stay compliant when the next report is due. Contact Coley GCS for your contracting needs at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 210-402-6766 or schedule a call at a time convenient to you to get started on obtaining your GSA Schedule—a critical step on your road to success in the government market.
Julio is a Senior Consultant with Coley GCS, LLC, a Government Contracts Consulting, Coaching and Training company. Julio has over 10 years’ experience helping companies succeed with their GSA schedules.