With New Rules In Limbo, OFCCP Ramps Up Vet Hiring Push

By Dietrich Knauth (August 31, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT) -- In lieu of new veterans hiring rules that have stalled during an ambitious regulatory push in the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the government is leaning on audits and more aggressive interpretations of current regulations to support its affirmative action policies, experts said.

The OFCCP has proposed new affirmative action rules for veterans that would require contractors to track those who apply for jobs and write reports explaining decisions not to hire protected veterans. But a regulatory logjam in the OFCCP has put the proposed regulation more than nine months behind schedule, and many experts wonder if the rules will...

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