2016 VEVRAA Benchmark for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors Is 6.9%

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has published the 2016 Annual Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Benchmark of 6.9 percent, effective March 4, 2016, based on data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Federal contractors and subcontractors who adopted the previous year’s national benchmark of 7 percent after March 4, 2016, but prior to June 15, 2016, may keep their benchmark at 7 percent for this year. Going forward, however, the effective date for the national benchmark must match the BLS annual release date.
Effective dates for all annual VEVRAA benchmarks are available here.
National and state information for contractors who calculate an individualized hiring benchmark has also been updated in the VEVRAA Benchmark Database.