Employers who have federal contracts or subcontracts in the amount of $150,000 or more who have 50 employees must submit an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) annually and are subject to the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA). VEVRAA has nondiscrimination and affirmative action provisions related to the hiring of Veterans and must either compare the percentage of hires that are protected veterans in their AAP against the hiring benchmark set by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) or may develop an individualized hiring benchmark. The 2022 OFCCP annually designated VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark has been reduced from 5.6% to 5.5%.
Private sector employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees must submit workforce demographics which includes race/ethnicity, gender, and job categories as required under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. See the following link for additional criteria on applicability. The deadline to submit and certify their information is May 17, 2022 and can be filed using the online filing system.
Do you know which provisions of the Civil Rights Act or the Human Rights Act apply to your organization? Do you need assistance ensuring you meet the requirements as a federal contractor? Southwestern HR Consulting can provide guidance and assistance. Contact us at SWHRC.com to find out more.
Written by | Magdalena Vigil-Tullar
HR Consultant | MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CLRP