VETS-4212 Filing Season Now Open

Federal contractors and subcontractors must submit the VETS-4212 report on their affirmative action efforts in employing veterans — and the time to do so is now.

The 2021 U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) filing season started August 1, 2021, with a filing deadline of September 30, 2021. Because the processing of mailed VETS-4212 reports may be delayed due to COVID-19-related social distancing measures, contractors are strongly recommended to file their reports electronically.

All nonexempt federal contractors and subcontractors with a contract or subcontract in the amount of $150,000 or more with any U.S department or agency for the procurement of personal property or non-personal services must comply with the reporting requirement.

Visit the new VETS-4212 Federal Contractor Reporting Advisor to determine if your company needs to submit a VETS-4212 report; this advisor will also help you gather all the necessary information to submit your report

An updated 2021 VETS-4212 is available for free on HRCalifornia and on the DOL website. The DOL also has an EEO-1 Aligned VETS-4212 PDF available. Due to extreme call volume during the VETS-4212 filing cycle, the DOL asks contractors to use their improved frequently asked questions to answer any questions that may arise during the VETS-4212 filing process.

VETS-4212 reporting is required annually. Contractors 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 Submission
      Veterans’ Employment and Training Service Center
      Department of Labor National Contact Center (DOL-NCC)
      10221 Wincopin Circle, Suite 300
      Columbia, MD 21044

Note: Any reports filed before August 1, 2021, are considered part of the 2020 filing cycle.

Katie Culliton, Editor, CalChamber

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