OFCCP Announces Commitment to Training and Transparency: Can They Deliver?

Published by Set-Aside Alert Newsletter: The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) is a federal agency charged with ensuring that approximately 200,000 federal contractors refrain from discrimination and take affirmative action to provide equal employment opportunities for certain protected classes of workers. In recent years OFCCP has developed a reputation as being difficult to work with to resolve concerns and differences arising out of compliance audits. Additionally, compliance requirements under the jurisdiction of the OFCCP are generally not well . . . Read More

Multiple-Award Contracts – Path to Growth or Punishment for Success?

Published by Set-Aside Alert Newsletter: Size and status representations for task orders issued under Multiple Award Contracts (MAC) and schedules have become a controversial and complex issue. Generally, the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) size rules state that representations made at the time of initial offer are valid throughout the life of a contract. This means that all representations made with respect to a MAC will be valid for each order issued against the contract, unless a contracting officer requests recertification . . . Read More

Untangling Service Contract Act Vacation and Sick Leave Requirements

Untangling Service Contract Act Vacation and Sick Leave RequirementsComplying with Service Contract Act (“SCA”) leave requirements is challenging, even more so if service employees live in a state or county with local sick leave laws or if the contract is subject to Executive Order 13706, Sick Leave for Federal Contractors. Each of these laws and regulations has unique requirements that must be woven together to develop a compliant leave policy. However, once contractors understand the nuances, strategic policy decisions can . . . Read More