Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced its annual update to the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) hiring benchmark. The new benchmark, effective March 31, 2019, is 5.9 percent. VEVRAA is a law that requires employers with federal contracts or subcontracts over a certain amount to take proactive steps to employ and advance specified categories of protected veterans – among them disabled veterans – and prohibits discrimination against such veterans. Next year, OFCCP will incorporate VEVRAA focused reviews into its Corporate Scheduling Announcement List. Learn more about the VEVRAA hiring benchmark update.