April 2, 2024 • News

VEVRAA 2024 Hiring Benchmark Is 5.2 Percent

Effective March 31, 2024, the national VEVRAA hiring benchmark is 5.2% (a reduction from the 2023 benchmark of 5.4%). Employers with federal contracts or subcontracts of $150,000 or more must comply with the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), which prohibits employment discrimination against protected veterans. These contractors must establish a hiring benchmark every year to measure their efforts to provide equal employment opportunity for protected veterans. 

Federal contractors who are required by VEVRAA to develop a written Affirmative Action Program (AAP) may use the national benchmark, or they may establish an individualized hiring benchmark, as part of their AAP update. 

OFCCP offers online resources for covered contractors, including:

For more information, you may also visit the OFCCP’s VEVRAA information webpage