On November 19, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the VETS-4212 form that will be replacing the VETS-100 and VETS-100A forms beginning with the 2015 filing period, which opens August 1. The new form no longer requires federal contractors to report on specific categories of protected veterans within job categories and instead collects the total number of protected veterans within each job category.
On December 9, 2014, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published the final rule, implementing Executive Order (EO) 13672, which prohibits discrimination on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity. The final rule modifies several sections of regulations, 41 CFR 60-1, 41 CFR 60-2, 41 CFR 60-3, and 41 CFR 60-4. They take effect 120 days from publication in the Federal Register (April 8, 2015).