The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to change the way federal contractors report on their hiring of veterans, basically, to have them report aggregate numbers instead of by category. The NPRM states:

The NPRM proposes revising the annual report prescribed by the regulations to require contractors and subcontractors to report the specified information for protected veterans in the aggregate rather than for each of the categories of veterans protected under the statute. The NPRM also proposes renaming the annual report prescribed by the regulations the Federal Contractor Veterans’ Employment Report VETS-4212 (“VETS-4212 Report”). Further, the NPRM proposes to revise regulations that address the definitions of terms used in the regulations, the text of the reporting requirements clause included in Government contracts and subcontracts, and the methods of filing the annual report on veterans’ employment. VETS proposes that contractors begin complying with the reporting requirements in the revised regulations one year after the effective date of the final rule.