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Register early for OFCCP town halls set for compliance assistance

The Office of Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) of the U.S. Department of Labor has announced that it will be having a series of town halls to provide compliance assistance and to receive feedback from government contractors about their experiences in dealing with compliance requirements.

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As far as the GAO is concerned, late is late

“Punctuality is the soul of business,” said Thomas C. Haliburton, Nova Scotian businessman, judge, and best-selling author. Apparently, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) agrees.

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“Blacklisting” rule revoked

On March 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed House Joint Resolution 37 (of the 115th Congress) that disapproved a regulation issued by President Obama’s administration. The regulation required government contractors to—

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DoDGARs: Comprehensive revision of regulations governing DoD grants and cooperative agreements

On December 26, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued updated guidelines for all grants and awards issued by the federal government. The objective was to make the management of the grants and awards easier for both the government and the recipients. There was considerable variations from agency to agency for award documents (containing terms, conditions, standards, and so forth). In addition, within the Department of Defense (DoD), there was considerable variation from component to component so that similar awards for similar projects might have significant differences depending upon whether the award was made by the Army or the Navy. In some cases, the administrative differences might even vary depending upon which command with the Army issued the award. (The last time the system had been addressed was in the 1990s.)

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Government contractors must comply with two new employment rules on January 1, 2017

In 2017, government contractors must comply with two new requirements for their employees: an increased minimum wage rate and paid sick leave.

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