OFCCP Announces Town Hall Meeting Focused on Veterans Compliance Issues

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By: Connie N. Bertram and Jack Blum

On August 7, 2019, OFCCP and the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) will hold a joint town hall focused on VEVRAA and USERRA compliance issues. 

This town hall meeting comes as the OFCCP continues to focus its attention on VEVRAA and Section 503 compliance issues.  Earlier this year, OFCCP sought approval for a scheduling letter for VEVRAA focused reviews and also projected that the number of focused reviews would increase from 500 in fiscal year 2019 to 1,500 by fiscal year 2021. 

The town hall is anticipated to address “the challenges federal contractors and employers face in recruiting, promoting and retaining veteran talent.”  Like earlier OFCCP town halls, it is open to the public.  As OFCCP gears up for its first round of VEVRAA focused reviews next year, this town hall could provide insight into the agency’s expectations for contractors.

Stay tuned for a summary of the guidance provided by OFCCP during the town hall meetings.