DATE: January 29, 2002

SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Veterans Employment Emphasis

SOURCE: Federal Register, January 29, 2002, Vol. 67, No. 19, page 4208

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: DOD is amending the DFARS to remove text pertaining to the requirement for contractors to annually submit the Form VETS-100, Federal Contractor Veterans' Employment Report, because the reporting requirements have been added to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) by Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) Item IV of FAC 2001-01.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on FAC 2001-01, see the October 22, 2001, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2001-01, Miscellaneous Amendments."

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 29, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angelena Moy, Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, OUSD(AT&L)DP(DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; 703-602-1302; fax: 703-602-0350. Cite DFARS Case 97-D314 when referring to this final rule.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: This final rule removes DFARS text that was added as an interim rule in 1998 to implement provisions of the Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (Public Law 105-339). The DFARS text is no longer necessary because the reporting requirements were added to the FAR by Item IV of FAC 2001-01.

The following DFARS text are deleted:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.

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