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Annual Request for the Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program Plan Certifications and Accomplishment Reports

Friday, August 29, 2003
MEMORANDUM FOR: 
Heads Of Executive Departments And Agencies
From: 
Kay Coles James, Director
Subject: 
Annual Request for the Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program Plan Certifications and Accomplishment Reports

Federal agencies must submit their Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP) Plan Certifications for FY 2004 and Accomplishment Reports for FY 2003 to the Office of Personnel Management by November 1, 2003. Pursuant to 38 U.S.C. § 4214, as amended, agencies are required to develop annual DVAAP plans and reports regarding their efforts to recruit, hire, and train disabled veterans. We have attached information about the certification plan as well as requirements for submitting this report.

Attachment 1: Annual Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP) Plan Certification--Fiscal Year 2003

Attachment 2: Agencies Required to Submit DVAAP Plan Certifications and Accomplishment Reports

cc: Directors of Human Resources, Directors of Equal Employment Opportunity


Attachment 1

DISABLED VETERANS AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM (DVAAP)

Subpart C of part 720 of title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations lists the elements of an agency DVAAP plan and the criteria for accomplishment reports. Under the DVAAP, you must submit the following:

  1. A signed certification that your agency has a DVAAP plan for FY 2004.

    We have included a suggested format for plan certification.

  2. A report of FY 2003 accomplishments in hiring and promoting veterans. Agency annual accomplishment reports must describe:
    1. Methods used to recruit and employ disabled veterans, especially those who are 30 percent or more disabled.
    2. Methods used to provide or improve internal advancement opportunities for disabled veterans. Please indicate specific efforts and accomplishments in providing developmental (formal training) opportunities for veterans in your narrative.
    3. A description of how the activities of major operating components and field installations were monitored, reviewed, and evaluated.
    4. An explanation of the agency's progress in implementing its affirmative action plan during the fiscal year. Where progress has not been shown, the report will cite reasons for the lack of progress, along with specific plans for overcoming cited obstacles to progress.

We ask that only one report, with cumulative data for the entire agency, be submitted to OPM.

Please send your agency's signed FY 2003 plan certification and FY 2002 accomplishment report by November 1, 2003, to:

Ronald P. Sanders
Associate Director for Strategic Human Resources Policy
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street, NW, Room 6500
Washington, DC 20415-9800.

Attachment 2 shows the agencies required to submit DVAAP plan certifications and accomplishment reports. If you have questions on DVAAP submissions, please contact the Center for Talent and Capacity Policy on 202-606-0960.


Annual Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP)
Plan Certification--Fiscal Year 2003

Please type or print clearly and return this sheet with an original signature to:

Ronald P. Sanders
Associate Director for Strategic Human Resources Policy
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street, NW, Room 6500
Washington, DC 20415-9800

IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

A. Name and Address of Agency

B. Name and Title of Designated DVAAP Official Telephone and FAX Numbers: (Include address, if different from above.)

C. Name and Title of Contact Person Telephone and FAX Numbers: (Include address, if different from above.)

CERTIFICATION: I certify that the above named agency: (1) has a current DISABLED VETERANS AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM (DVAAP) plan and the program is being implemented as required by 38 U.S.C. §4214, as amended, and appropriate regulations and guidance issued by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management; (2) that all field offices or installations having less than 500 employees are covered by a DVAAP plan; (3) that all field offices or installations having 500 or more employees are covered either by this plan or by a local plan; and (4) that such plans are available upon request from field offices or installations.

SIGNATURE____________________________________ DATE_____________


Attachment 2

AGENCIES REQUIRED TO SUBMIT DVAAP PLAN CERTIFICATIONS AND ACCOMPLISHMENT REPORTS

Agency for International Development

Agriculture, Department of

Air Force, Department of the

American Battle Monuments Commission

Appalachian Regional Commission

Armed Services Retirement Home

Army, Department of the

Broadcasting Board of Governors

Central Intelligence Agency

Commerce, Department of

Commission on Civil Rights, U.S.

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Corporation for National and Community Service

Court Services and Offender Supervisor Agency

Defense Contract Audit Agency

Defense Contract Management Command

Defense Finance and Accounting Service

Defense Information Systems Agency

Defense Inspector General

Defense Intelligence Agency

Defense Security Service

Defense Logistics Agency

Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Defense, TRICARE

Defense, Defense Education Activity

Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Defense, Unformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Education, Department of

Energy, Department of

Environmental Protection Agency, U.S.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget

Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

Farm Credit Administration

Federal Communications Commission

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Federal Election Commission

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Federal Labor Relations Authority

Federal Maritime Commission

Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service

Federal Mine Safety & Health Review Commission

Federal Trade Commission

General Services Administration

Health and Human Services, Department of

Housing and Urban Development, Department of

Inter-American Foundation

Interior, Department of the

International Trade Commission

Justice, Department of

Labor, Department of

Merit Systems Protection Board

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Archives and Records Administration

National Capital Planning Commission

National Credit Union Administration

National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Gallery of Art

National Imagery and Mapping Agency

National Labor Relations Board

National Mediation Board

National Security Agency

National Science Foundation

National Transportation Safety Board

Navy, Department of the

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission

Office of Personnel Management

Office of Special Counsel

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Peace Corps

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Postal Rate Commission

Postal Service, U.S.

Railroad Retirement Board

Securities and Exchange Commission

Selective Service Systems

Small Business Administration

Smithsonian Institution

Social Security Administration

State, Department of

Tennessee Valley Authority

Transportation, Department of

Treasury, Department of the

Veterans Affairs, Department of