Meeting VETS-100 Reporting Requirements
Under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act of 1998, certain employers must submit the VETS-100 report as part of the federal contractor program. If your organization is a nonexempt federal contractor or subcontractor with contracts or subcontracts totaling $25,000 or more, you must submit the report to the Department of Labor every year.
The report details the number of special disabled veterans, Vietnam-era veterans, and other protected veterans in your workforce by job category and hiring location, as well as the total number of employees, special disabled veterans, Vietnam-era veterans, and other protected veterans hired during the reporting period.
These topics discuss how to:
Set up the VETS-100 report.
Enter data for the VETS-100 report.
Setting Up the VETS-100 Report
If you are a federal contractor subject to VETS-100 reporting requirements, you must set up specific company, establishment, job code, and employee information in your system before you run the report. Run the VETS-100 Process to perform the calculations and load the values into a temporary table, and then run the VETS-100 Analysis process to create a report of the findings for internal use (optional) and the VETS-100 Submit process to create the digital file for submission.
Using Military Discharge Date
Use the Military Discharge Date to enter the discharge date for employees. This date is used to determine which veterans qualify for the Newly Separated Veteran designation. The Military Discharge Date provides accurate data for the following year’s reporting cycle. Newly Separated Veterans are determined by verifying that a valid military status is selected and that the military discharge date is within 365 days of the reporting date.
Establishments in VETS-100 Reporting
VETS-100 reporting is organized by establishment. A company’s headquarters unit and each of its hiring locations are considered separate establishments. A single-establishment employer files a single completed form.
A multi-establishment employer (doing business at more than one hiring location), files separate forms for each of the following locations:
The organization’s principal or headquarters office.
Each hiring location employing 50 or more persons.
Each hiring location employing fewer than 50 persons.
The USF Vets-100 by POI (U.S. federal veterans-100 by personnel office identifier) report generates a Veterans employment report by POI.
The USF Vets-100 by Sub-Agency report generates a Veterans employment report by sub-agency.
Because the VETS-100 report is complex and time consuming to run, PeopleSoft has separated the process from the report. Run the process on a high-powered server at a time when it is not heavily used. You can also run the process by establishment over the course of a few days, rather than running it for all employees at once.
The VETS-100 Process collects the data and stores it in a temporary table. The data stays in this table until you run the VETS-100 Submit process for it. Running the VETS-100 Process successive times does not delete or overwrite data unless you run it twice for the same establishment or fail to run the VETS-100 Submit process between reporting years.
The VETS-100 Analysis process is an informational report that displays the data that you submit to the government when you create the VETS100.TXT file with the VETS-100 Submit process. Running this report does not affect the data in the temporary table. Run the VETS-100 Process before running this report. You can also use the VETS-100 Analysis process to report on VETS-100 history; you cannot report on years before 2000.
The VETS-100 Submit process creates a digital file that meets the VETS specifications using the data in the temporary table and transfers the data from the temporary table to a history table. The VETS-100 Submit process only removes data from the temporary table that should be written to the digital file. If the temporary table contains data for the entire organization and you run the VETS-100 Submit process for the headquarters only, data for establishments outside of headquarters remains in the temporary table until you run the VETS-100 Submit process to capture it. You can also use the VETS-100 Submit process to recreate a digital file based on VETS-100 history.
When calculating the minimum and maximum employee counts, PER027.SQR uses a method in which the first day of the selected reporting period is compared to the last day of the reporting period. The day with the most employees is considered the maximum count, while the day with the fewest is considered the minimum count. This method is very broad and VETS does not prefer this method. However, the preferred method according to VETS regulation is not required and the method used is subject to the discretion of the employer reporting the data.
Entering Data for the VETS-100 Report
Before you run the VETS-100 Process, complete the tables and fields required for the report.