Happy Veterans’ Day to all of the veterans out there. It also is a great day to remember that if your business has a contract with the federal government in excess of $100,000, or your business has a contract with another company that has a covered federal contract, you are covered by VEVRAA, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act. This means that your business must have an annual affirmative action plan and have certain outreach, recruitment, hiring, and data collection responsibilities regarding employment of veterans. It is likely that your business also would have affirmative action responsibilities under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (affirmative action for the disabled) and Executive Order 11246 (affirmative action for women and minorities).

Two days after you get a notice about a compliance audit is not the time to think about assessing affirmative action law coverage and preparing your annual affirmative action plan.