A reminder to all TAUC members: under the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (Executive Order 13673), which goes into effect Oct. 25, contractors seeking federal contracts worth at least $500,000 will have to disclose any of 14 established violations of workplace protections cited in the previous three years. Failure to comply may disqualify or delay contractors from procuring work.
The following is a list of the 14 federal laws:
The Department of Labor published the final guidance on August 25, 2016 to assist the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (the FAR Council) and Federal contracting agencies in the implementation of the Executive Order, effective October 25, 2016. A copy of the Federal Register of the guidance and rule can be found by clicking here.
Any current or prospective government contractor may voluntarily contact the Department of Labor to request an assessment of their record of labor law compliance. More information on the preassessment can be found by clicking here.