XÙ t¥[5�XUÒø`í”ô2äƒŒÏ[`¡EÅñÇ×T€¯“`×¯óÍ‡ š�Díx�àñ˜HàB×‹5Ÿzü±�Ø;zÃ ı fã’åy&6Và\'‚�¢[ùtdµv8%Aœ¡Q;mU74G�k~A W$0ÓDÈ¼,¹à¾Ò÷!B=O‘:¦��‡¬õy,�¢q† cì²8k/7ìUXÁSƒ„ù‰gó¡n! 4212 (“VEVRAA”), which requires contractors I choose not to disclose. This often leads people to incorrectly assume that the information is used in determining who to hire. Submission of the information sought on this form is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment. Whether the employer is a federal contractor or not, the fact that they want to know how many veterans apply and begin employment with their company is a good indication that they want to increase that number. This requirement is to ensure that companies doing business with the government are not discriminating against veterans or protected veterans and that they’re taking active steps to recruit and hire them. Self-Identify as a Protected Veteran There are few groups that exemplify the Mountaineer spirit of rugged determination better than veterans. Are you a protected veteran? Unlike Section 503, contractors do not have a requirement to invite employees to self-identify under VEVRAA. Here’s the real reason behind the questions and what it means for you, the job seeker.