This research project, by Hiring Our Heroes in collaboration with the Institute of Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University and with the support of Wells Fargo, explored attitudes about including military spouses in the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) hiring benchmark and whether it will positively impact their economic opportunities.
Key findings include:
- The majority of respondents believe the OFCCP benchmark should include military spouses and that in doing so, would “likely” or “very likely” increase the number of military spouses they hire.
- Many respondents believe the OFCCP benchmark has positively affected veteran hiring and could have a similar impact on the number of military spouses they hire.
- Many respondents opposed to including military spouses in the OFCCP benchmark believe that including spouses may add to compliance costs and HR challenges, such as concerns regarding the changing nature of the military spouse definition and spouse’s status.