The Department of Labor, OFCCP, updated the annual national hiring benchmark for protected veterans to 7 percent from 7.2 percent.  The updated VEVRAA regulations, effective March 24, 2014, require federal contractors to establish a hiring benchmark for protected veterans in order to assess the effectiveness of their outreach and recruitment efforts.  The updated regulations allows contractors to either calculate a benchmark using OFCCP’s guidelines or adopt the national benchmark provided by the agency.

The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Benchmark Database can be found here

For more information regarding the updated VEVRAA regulations, please visit: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/vevraa.htm