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New VETS-100A Form Required of Federal Contractors

Employers with federal contracts worth $100,000 or more entered into on or after December 1, 2003 are required to file a new form, VETS-100A, with the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS). Although the new form is not due until September 30, 2009, data must be collected for the full year prior to submittal.

Employers working on federal contracts of $25,000 or more that predate December 1, 2003 must continue to file the VETS-100 form. Some employers with contracts falling into both categories will be required to file both forms, although VETS predicts that most contractors will file one or the other but not both forms.

The new VETS-100A form differs from the existing VETS-100 form in how the categories of veterans are defined. The new Veteran Categories are described below.

Veteran Category Code Definitions for VETS-100A

Disabled veteran means:

  • A veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or
  • A person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

Other protected veteran means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

Armed forces service medal veteran means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985 (61 FR 1209, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp. p159).

Recently separated veteran means a veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service.

If you are a user of HRSource and are required to submit the new VETS-100A report, please contact Auxillium West support ( and we will email you information on categorizing veterans and the new form that you can import into HRSource.

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