The Equal Opportunity Clause of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) states that: “Listing of employment openings with the appropriate employment service delivery system pursuant to this clause shall be made at least concurrently with the use of any other recruitment source or effort and shall involve the normal obligations which attach to the placing of a bona fide job order, including the acceptance of referrals of veterans and nonveterans.” This means that a contractor must list or post their jobs with the Employment Service Delivery System (ESDS) as soon as they start recruiting for it, and keep the posting active until it is filled. It does not necessarily specify a minimum or maximum number of days that jobs must be posted. That said, this doesn’t mean that a contractor cannot post a job for a longer period of time than what the law requires. You should also keep in mind that the answers provided here on Ask the Experts are of a general nature and should never be substituted for legal advice. Your attorney knows your company’s specific situation and circumstances more, and may have valid reasons for advising you to list your jobs for a certain period of time. I would follow your attorney’s advice because he/she knows your situation best.
You can use this OFCCP audit checklist to ensure you're doing what is required to maintain OFCCP's regulations including VEVRAA, Section 503, and EO 11246. Or request a demo to streamline your compliance and recruiting efforts.