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Affirmative Action: Applicant Invitation to Self-Identify as a Veteran (VEVRAA)

[Note: Federal contractors under VEVRAA should ask an applicant if he or she is a protected veteran, but wait until after a job offer has been accepted to ask the individual to specify which veteran category or categories apply to him or her.] 


Under the regulations implementing the affirmative action provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) of 1972 issued by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), a federal contractor is required to invite applicants and current employees to inform the contractor whether they are veterans belonging to one or more of the categories of veterans covered under VEVRAA who wish to benefit under the contractor's affirmative action program (AAP) for covered veterans.

In extending this invitation, we advise you that: (a) workers and applicants are under no obligation to respond but may do so in the future if they choose; (b) responses will remain confidential within the human resource department; and (c) responses will be used only for the necessary information to include in our affirmative action plan.

Refusal to provide this information will have no bearing on your application and will not subject you to any adverse treatment.

Please complete the information requested below. Thank you for your cooperation.


Section 1: General Applicant Information


Position applied for:


Section 2: Veteran Status


  • I identify as one or more of the following classifications of protected veterans:

    • Active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.
    • Armed Forces service medal veteran means any veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S.  military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985 (61 FR 1209, 3 CFR, 1996 Comp., p. 159).
    • Disabled veteran means (1) a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or (2) a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.
    • Recently separated veteran means a veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service.

  • I am not a protected veteran.







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