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~Resources for the Federal Contractor in You!~

As a federal contractor you are subject to some unique labor and employment regulations. The following resources explain which of these regulations apply to you and how to comply.
Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action

The U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is responsible for ensuring that employers doing business with the federal government comply with the laws and regulations requiring nondiscrimination and affirmative action in employment.

Basic Information
* Guide for Small Businesses with Federal Contracts - Equal employment opportunity (EEO) requirements for small businesses that have federal contracts or subcontracts.

* Federal Contractor Compliance Advisor (elaws) - This online, interactive tool helps federal contractors and subcontractors understand basic coverage and compliance information on equal employment opportunity laws and regulations.

* Overview of Employment Laws for Federal Contractors - Provides law-specific compliance assistance information on E.O. 11246, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974.

* Federal Contractor Compliance Manual - This is the compliance manual used by the Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs to ensure that employers doing business with the federal government comply with the laws and regulations requiring nondiscrimination.

Affirmative Action Requirements
* Equal Employment Opportunity Guide for Small Businesses with Federal Contracts - This guide is designed to give small businesses that have Federal contracts or subcontracts an introduction to the basic equal employment opportunity (EEO) requirements of Executive Order 11246 and its implementing regulations, which prohibit employment discrimination by Federal contractors and subcontractors and federally-assisted construction contractors and subcontractors.

* Small Contractor Affirmative Action Program (AAP) Job Group Availability Determinations - Federal contractors are required to establish AAP job groups and compare their employment of minorities and women within those job groups to the availability of minorities and women who are 'available' for employment. Smaller contractors (contractors with fewer than 150 employees), however, may formulate their AAP job groups according to EEO-1 job categories. An explanation is provided on how smaller contractors may develop their availability determinations based on their job groups.

Contact Information
* Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Key Personnel - Listing of key personnel in OFCCP national office and regional offices.
* Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Nationwide Office Directory - Listing of the OFCCP district and regional offices.

Hiring and Employing Veterans

* Federal Contractors' Obligations Regarding Veterans - Federal employment law requires covered contractors and subcontractors to take affirmative steps to employ qualified Vietnam-era veterans, special disabled veterans, recently-separated veterans and other protected veterans. Other obligations including filing requirements by the federal contractors.

* Vets-100 Annual Report to be Filed by Federal Contractors - The Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 requires that Federal contractors report at least once annually the numbers of special disabled, Vietnam-era veterans, and other eligible veterans in their workforce by job category and hiring location and the total number of employees and the number of special disabled, Vietnam-era veterans, and other eligible veterans hired during the reporting period.

Wages and Hours
* Wage and Work Hours Regulations : Compliance Assistance for Federal Contractors - Links to regulations covering wages and work hours that apply to Federal Government contractors.

* Davis-Bacon Poster - Every employer performing work covered by the labor standards of the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts shall post a notice (including any applicable wage determination) at the site of the work in a prominent and accessible place where it may be easily seen by employees.

* Davis-Bacon and Related Acts - Provides public access to Davis-Bacon information and supports the user in filling out the Report of Construction Contractor's Wage Rates (WD-10) Form.

* McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) - The Act requires contractors and subcontractors performing services on prime contracts in excess of $2,500 to pay service employees in various classes no less than the wage rates and fringe benefits found prevailing in the locality, or the rates (including prospective increases) contained in a predecessor contractor's collective bargaining agreement. The Department of Labor issues wage determinations on a contract-by-contract basis in response to specific requests from contracting agencies.

* Service Contract Act/Walsh-Healey Poster - Every employer performing work covered by the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act (PCA) or the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) is required to post a notice of compensation required (including, for service contracts, any applicable wage determination) in a prominent and accessible location at the worksite where it may be seen by all employees performing on the contract. and Where in Federal Contracting? serve the federal acquisition community by providing quick access to acquisition information such as contracting laws and pending legislation, current and proposed regulations, guidance, courts and boards of contract appeals, bid protest decisions, contracting newsletters, and selected analysis of federal acquisition issues. and Where in Federal Contracting? seek to avoid any political content in its pages.

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What's Your Take on Schedule 70?

Started by Christopher Parente Jan 12, 2012. 0 Replies

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Comment by Joshua Ladick on June 13, 2013 at 10:08am

The State of the Federal Market

It is as good a time as ever to evaluate the federal environment and draw some conclusions on the effects of the sequester. Many other factors come into play when considering the Federal Market from the perspective of a Government Contractor.

Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on September 22, 2011 at 9:30am

Should government employees "cool off" before entering the contracting world? Great blog post at this link:

Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on August 29, 2011 at 8:55am

Great blog post for contractors about "wow'ing" customers through attention to compliance issues:

Comment by Jeff Ribeira on July 19, 2011 at 9:43am

What can Harry Potter teach us about government contracting? Quite a bit actually...

Comment by Jeff Ribeira on July 6, 2011 at 9:50am

Is your contracting office stuck in a rut? Sterling Whitehead's throwing down the gauntlet for contractors everywhere: "I challenge you to question your contracting officer in one thing today. It doesn't have to be big. Just challenge."

Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on March 1, 2011 at 9:31am

Have you heard about the improvements to E-Verify? What are your thoughts?

Comment by GovLoop on December 22, 2010 at 3:23pm

What's your favorite book on federal contracting and federal marketing?


I've only read Mark Amtower's latest and it was good.  Looking forward to checking out Judy Bradts.

Comment by Jaimie Francois on December 21, 2010 at 4:10pm

As we approach the end of 2010, one thing is certain: it’s been a turbulent year. Amid White House plans to eliminate potentially billions in spending on underperforming technology projects, Secretary Gates’ $100-billion budget cut across the DoD, and talk of increasing insourcing, there was plenty of reason for concern.

How are contractors adapting their marketing strategies – and dollars – for the greatest impact in these changing times? 

Advice Unlimited, a small, women-owned strategic communications consulting firm, is conducting an anonymous survey in December to find out. Once our survey is completed, we’ll post the final results in a group discussion for your benefit, to assist in your planning for 2011.

Please share your opinion!  Take the brief, 11-question survey yourself, which we’ve made available on Survey Monkey:

Survey entries must be submitted by January 08, 2011 in order to be included.

Comment by Catherine Upton on December 3, 2010 at 1:00pm
How is Learning & Development transforming the federal government?
Government Elearning! Magazine is hosting a survey with partner Bersin & Associates (Authors of the Corporate Learning Factbook.) We would welcome your input on this study on L&D today. We will share results with you and present at the Summit in DC on 3/22/11. Take a moment to share your views at:
Comment by Andrew Krzmarzick on August 30, 2010 at 12:08pm
How did you win your first government contract?

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