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Further Hurricane Relief for Federal Contractors: No Citation for Late Veterans Reports

Authors: Kiosha H. Dickey (Columbia), Hera S. Arsen, Ph.D. (Torrance)

Published Date: September 15, 2017

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that federal contractors will not be cited for filing their VETS-4212 reports late—as long as they are filed by November 15, 2017. The DOL has made the change in another attempt to accommodate those who have been affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The notice, which took the form of a message on the agency’s VETS-4212 portal entitled, “NOTICE: Impact from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma,” states:

NOTICE: In order to accommodate the needs of those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Federal contractors who file their VETS-4212 Reports by November 15, 2017 will not be cited for failure to file a timely Report or failure to comply with Federal regulations.

The VETS 4212 reports, which contactors are required to file to report annually on their affirmative action efforts in employing veterans, is still due on September 30. However, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will not cite contractors for filing late as long as they file their reports by November 15.

Contractors should note that the additional time to file the veterans report is available to all federal contractors, regardless of whether they have been affected by the hurricanes.

Kiosha H. Dickey  (Columbia)

Kiosha Dickey
Kiosha is a 2004 graduate of Columbia College, where she majored in English and minored in Political Science. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2007. After law school, Kiosha clerked for the Honorable J. Michelle Childs (former Circuit Court Judge, Fifth Judicial Circuit and current U.S. District Court Judge, District of South Carolina). Kiosha joined the team at Ogletree Deakins in August 2015, where she is a member of the Affirmative...

Hera S. Arsen, Ph.D.  (Torrance)

Hera S. Arsen, Ph.D.
Hera S. Arsen, J.D., Ph.D. is Senior Marketing Counsel overseeing the firm's print and online legal publications and content. Hera, who joined Ogletree Deakins in 2003, is directly responsible for writing and editing the firm's national legal content, including coverage of federal agencies and the Supreme Court of the United States. She also oversees the Ogletree Deakins blog, which covers the latest legal news from over 20 practice-areas and jurisdictions. As leader of the firm's blog, Hera...