What You Need to Know About the VETS-4212 Annual Submission

Author: Vanessa Lansdale, Marketing Specialist

What is the VETS-4212 annual submission?

The U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS)-4212 report is a compliance requirement that must be completed by federal contractors and subcontractors each year. If you have a contract or subcontract of $150,000 or more (the life of the contract) with any department or agency of the United States, you a required to submit a VETS-4212 report.

Under the VETS-4212 rules and regulations, federal contractors must annually report their efforts in employing veterans. This data includes the total number of employees (by job category and hiring location) who are qualified protected veterans, as well as the total number of new hires who are qualified protected veterans.

How do I submit my VETS-4212 report?

You can submit your VETS-4212 report either online, via email, or via postal mail. You can find this information on the U.S. Department of Labor website under the “Filing your VETS-4212 Report” tab. If you are submitting online, you can find detailed information on how to submit via this VETS document.

When do I need to submit it by?

The filing of your VETS-4212 report starts on August 1, 2019 and ends on September 30, 2019. You must file your report during this filing cycle if you have held a government contract or subcontract in the year prior to these dates.

If you win a government contract after this filing period and meet the requirements to submit the VETS-4212 report, you must submit it within 120 days of receiving your government contract.

In order to retain your current government contracts and win more contracts in the future, you must be compliant and submit your VETS-4212 if you meet the requirements outlined in the first paragraph.

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