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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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Flurry of new procurement rules issued before end of federal fiscal year

On September 30, 2016, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council issued ten amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Nine were final rules, and one was an interim rule. Many of the final rules are the final version of interim rules.

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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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Fair pay and safe workplaces rule becomes effective on October 25

See this update to this post.

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New VEVRAA benchmark set

On June 16, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a new benchmark for the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) of 6.9%, slightly lower than last year’s benchmark of 7%.

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