Tag: Veterans

Veterans Preference in Hiring On July 29, 2018, Alaska Governor Bill Walker signed legislation (H.B. 2) permitting private employers to voluntarily grant an employment preference to a member of the National Guard or a veteran when hiring an employee. To qualify for the preference, the National Guard member must be presently serving in good standing…

VETS Celebrates National Hire a Veteran Day On July 25, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) announced its annual celebration of National Hire a Veteran Day with a message for employers: America’s veterans are ready to work. VETS reminds employers of the importance of ensuring that veterans can successfully transition to…

On July 25, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) announced its annual celebration of National Hire a Veteran Day with a message for employers: America’s veterans are ready to work. Employers can help veterans successfully transition to the civilian workforce by recognizing their valuable skills and providing access to good, family-sustaining jobs. VETS…

Question: We are a federal contractor and maintain an Affirmative Action Plan and file annual employer EEO-1 Annual Reports.  Can you tell us what reporting and records retention requirements there are for veterans, if any, that we should also be providing? Answer:  Your timing is great for this question, as the Department of Labor’s Veterans’…