VETS Reporting Cycle Opens Today

The 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) filing season starts today, and the filing deadline is September 30, 2018.

Federal contractors and subcontractors must submit the VETS-4212 report on their affirmative action efforts with respect to veterans. All nonexempt federal contractors and subcontractors with a contract or subcontract in the amount of $150,000 or more with any department or agency of the United States for the procurement of personal property or non-personal services must comply with the reporting requirement.

VETS-4212 is available for free on HRCalifornia and also on the Department of Labor website.

The VETS reporting is required annually. You can submit the information using one of the following methods:

  • Filing on the VETS-4212 website;
  • Submitting reports via email to; or
  • Submitting the report via postal mail to:
    • VETS-4212 Service Center
      C/O Department of Labor National Contact Center (DOL-NCC)
      7425 Boston Blvd
      Springfield, VA 22153

The Department of Labor published a set of frequently asked questions regarding the federal contractor reporting requirement.

Note: Any reports filed before August 1, 2018, are considered part of the 2017 filing cycle.

HRCalifornia members can visit Veterans Reporting in the HR Library. Not a member? See how CalChamber can help you.

Staff Contact: Gail Cecchettini Whaley