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 http://www.dol.gov/esa/ofccp/ index.htm; 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:// www.dol.gov/esa/ofccp/contacts/ ofnation2.htm. 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 www.dol.gov 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 warranted.
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