VETS-100 and VETS-100A Reports Due November 30, 2011

August 26, 2011

If you have a federal government contract or subcontract in the amount of $100,000 or more that was entered into or modified on or after December 1, 2003, you must submit the VETS-100A Report.

Each year the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL), Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) collects from federal contractors and subcontractors information on the number of employees in their workforces who belong to the categories of veterans protected under the affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act.

The report required for contractors or subcontractors with federal contracts that were entered into before December 1, 2003 and have a value of $25,000 or more continues to be the VETS-100 Report. Contractors and subcontractors that have contracts which fall into both categories are required to file both forms.

Under normal circumstances, the reporting cycle begins on August 1 and ends September 30. However, VETS could not begin accepting reports as usual August 1 due to technical problems. VETS is working to correct the problem, and anticipates having it resolved within the next 60 days. Accordingly, the Department anticipates that the electronic filing system will go online November 1, 2011. Therefore, the Labor Department will not initiate enforcement actions against contractors who submit VETS-100 and VETS-100A reports from November 1, 2011 throughDecember 30, 2011.

The Department of Labor (DOL) encourages contractors and subcontractors to submit the reports online at http://www.vets100.com after November 1, 2011. However, mailed reports and properly formatted disk submissions are also acceptable.

Should you have questions about these reports or need assistance in preparing VETS reports or an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP), contact us at sesco@sescomgt.com or by phone at 423-764-4127.