Each year, government contractors must complete the VETS-4212 Report to be compliant with government rules and regulations. But what does the submission include? How do you submit your report? And what does the timeline look like? We answer these questions and more below.
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 (for 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 who qualify as protected veterans (this is sorted by job category and hiring location), 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 “How to File Your VETS-4212 Report” tab.
When do I need to submit the VETS-4212 Report by?
The filing of your VETS-4212 Report starts on August 1 and ends on September 30. You must submit 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.