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OFCCP Honors Veterans Day

By Carla Pittman - Nov 11, 2021 2:15:21 PM - 3 MINS READ

Today, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs honored America’s veterans and expressed its sincere gratitude to this nation’s service members who have and currently serve with an unwavering commitment to protecting our nation, many times at a great personal sacrifice to themselves and their families.

As President Biden’s recent proclamation observed, “we recognize and thank them for their indispensable contributions and immeasurable sacrifices in support of our national security. As we approach this season of thanksgiving, we send our gratitude to millions of service members, veterans, military families, caregivers, and survivors who have served and continue to serve our Nation.”

OFCCP proudly works to ensure equal employment opportunity in the civilian workforce for protected veterans, disabled veterans and spouses of protected veterans – specifically with federal contractors, including subcontractors. Under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) enforced by OFCCP, it is unlawful for a federal contractor to discriminate in employment against protected veterans including disabled veterans. OFCCP provides resources to federal contractors to protect veterans from workplace discrimination, and to veterans to understand their rights.

In September, OFCCP reached a resolution with a federal contractor regarding claims that it discriminated against a disabled veteran by failing to accommodate his disability and terminating him. The contractor agreed to provide $10,500 in back pay and interest and to remove all references to any discipline or termination from the veteran’s personnel file.

OFCCP's Veteran Resources

Learn more about our resources to support veterans’ equal employment opportunities:

Carla Pittman

Carla is a 20-year veteran with extensive experience in marketing strategy, product management, and brand development. Prior to OutSolve, she spent over 17 years in the affirmative action solutions space, working side-by-side with sales and AAP experts to deliver a superior client experience. As Vice President of Marketing for OutSolve, Carla's responsibilities include leading demand generation, brand management, driving customer engagement, and supporting the company's growth initiatives. Originally from Boston, Carla loves the Patriots but can be seen occasionally cheering for the Saints. In her spare time, she loves traveling, hanging with family, and curling up with a good movie.

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