2019 VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark Is 5.9%

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has published the 2019 Annual Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Benchmark of 5.9%, effective March 31, 2019. The VEVRAA Benchmark Database has been updated accordingly.

National and state information for contractors who calculate an individualized hiring benchmark has also been updated in the database.

Employers with federal contracts or subcontracts of $100,000 or more must comply with VEVRAA, which prohibits employment discrimination against returning veterans. Next fiscal year, OFCCP plans to incorporate VEVRAA focused reviews in the Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL). For more information, see the OFCCP’s VEVRAA information page.