Equal Employment Opportunity: Better Assistance and Data Use Could Improve Oversight of Veterans' Federal Contractor Employment, Report to Congressional Requesters [open pdf - 3MB]
From the GAO [Government Accountability Office] Highlights: "To help address challenges veterans may face when seeking employment, VEVRAA [Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974] requires that certain federal contractors take affirmative action to employ and promote veterans protected under the law. OFCCP [Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs] is charged with ensuring that the approximately 123,000 federal contractor establishments comply with VEVRAA. GAO was asked to review the implementation and enforcement of VEVRAA. This report examines OFCCP's (1) assistance to help federal contractors comply with VEVRAA requirements, and (2) its enforcement efforts to help ensure federal contractors take steps to recruit and employ protected veterans. To address these objectives, GAO interviewed agency officials and representatives from 10 stakeholder groups, reviewed guidance documents and enforcement procedures, and analyzed enforcement data and a nongeneralizable sample of 46 contractors' affirmative action programs, selected for variation in employer size, industry, and geography."
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/