The Good-Faith Initiative for Veterans Employment (G-FIVE) by qvs59240


									                                                                                 Office Of federal
                                                                               cOntract cOmpliance
   The G-FIVE was created        for more information:                               prOgrams
 to address the employment       For more information pertaining to
    challenges facing the        OFCCP or any other issue related to
                                 federal contractors’ EEO and affirmative
   veteran workforce today       action obligations, you can:
    by recognizing federal       • Visit OFCCP’s website at:
 contractors for their efforts
in employing and advancing       • Call OFCCP’s toll free Help Desk at
      covered veterans.            1-800-397-6251; or
                                 • Contact an OFCCP District or Area
                                   office in your local area; a list of
                                   offices by State is available at http://

                                                                                 The Good-Faith
                                                OFCCP 02                      Initiative for Veterans
                                                  2009                         Employment (G-FIVE)
                                                                                 an Ofccp initiative
                                                                              supporting america’s Heroes

                                         U.s. department of labor              U.s. department of labor
What is the g-fiVe?                                   the following factors will be considered when     does this initiative require
                                                      evaluating contractors and subcontractors for
                                                                                                        additional paperwork?
the g-fiVe initiative recognizes companies’           g-fiVe recognition:
good faith efforts and best practices to employ       • Evidence of covered veterans in the             no additional burden hours under the paper-
and advance veterans. it is also intended to            contractor’s labor force.                       work reduction act (44 U.s.c. 3501-3520)
reaffirm Ofccp’s commitment to ensure com-            • Evidence of an increase in the number of        are created by the g-fiVe initiative, since the
pliance with the requirements of the                    covered veterans in the contractor’s labor      federal contractors and subcontractors eligible
Vietnam era Veterans’ readjustment                      force.                                          for the initiative are already required to maintain
assistance act, 38 U.s.c. §4212 (VeVraa).             • The number of partnerships with local           records in accordance with 41 cfr part 60.
g-fiVe creates an incentive for federal                 veterans’ service organizations to employ
contractors and subcontractors to increase              or advance covered veterans.
their employment of and affirmative action for        • Established liaison with the state workforce    What is the evaluation process?
veterans, and strengthens partnerships be-              agency job bank or the local employment
tween Ofccp and other agencies and veter-               service delivery system representative to       a committee comprised of both national and
ans groups.                                             facilitate the posting of their job listings.   regional representatives will evaluate the sub-
                                                        Whether appropriate job openings were           missions and develop a list to be submitted to
                                                        sent to the state and/or local employment       the Ofccp deputy assistant secretary (das)
How does the g-fiVe work?                               service delivery system and the number of       for approval.
                                                        veterans hired by the contractor during the
Based on the outcome of a full compliance               affirmative action program (aap) year.
evaluation (i.e., desk audit, onsite, and offsite),   • Recruitment efforts at educational
the Ofccp regional directors will make                  institutions to reach students who are          How are federal contractors and
g-fiVe recommendations to the national                  covered veterans.                               subcontractors recognized?
Office of contractor and subcontractor estab-         • The number of job advertisements in the
lishments that have demonstrated outstanding            local community targeting veterans; and         g-fiVe contractor or subcontractor establish-
achievements in the employment of covered               targeted recruitment of qualified covered       ments will be recognized on Ofccp’s web-
veterans, based on the evaluation factors listed        veterans during company career days and/        page and will receive a certificate. contractor
below. contractors and subcontractors also              or related activities in contractor             or subcontractor establishments that receive
may self-nominate by submitting to the ap-              communities.                                    g-fiVe recognition will also be excluded from
propriate regional director a written statement       • For prime contractors, evidence that            an Ofccp compliance evaluation for three (3)
of their interest in being considered for g-fiVe        demonstrates a commitment to encourage          years following the date the recipient receives
recognition. a full compliance review will be           their subcontractors to seek qualified          the rating, unless:
conducted if the nominated establishment has            covered veterans for employment                 • A complaint suggests equal employment
not undergone a full compliance review within           opportunities                                     opportunity issues that warrant a compliance
24 months of the nomination.                          • Affirmative action steps taken to attract         evaluation;
                                                        qualified special disabled or disabled          • An EEOC or state fair employment practices
                                                        veterans through the nearest Veterans             agency investigation reveals significant equal
                                                        administration job placement program.             employment opportunity issues; or
                                                      • The number of on-the-job training               • The DAS, acting upon a credible report of
                                                        opportunities provided to covered                 a violation of a law enforced by Ofccp,
                                                        veterans.                                         determines that a compliance evaluation is

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