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18F, DOL Wage & Hour Division Collaborate to Digitize Subminimum Wage Application Process

The General Services Administration‘s 18F unit has collaborated with the Labor Department‘s Wage and Hour Division to transform the application system for Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act into a digital-first service.

Rebecca Refoy-Sidibe wrote in a blog post published Thursday the two entities partnered with vendors on the Agile Delivery Services blanket purchase agreement to create a prototype for a web application tool for the 14(c) certificate application process.

18F selected Applied Information Sciences as its partner to work on the prototype development project out of seven candidates that submitted responses.

Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act provides an option for the payment of subminimum wages to workes with disabilities due to limited capacities of workers with disabilities.

“18F wants to reimagine how the government works with vendors,” said Refoy-Sibide.

“Our work with WHD is part of a much larger effort to enable more businesses to do agile work for the government while making the government a better customer.”

The report also noted the agile-readiness of the vendor, shared responsibilities and stakeholder commitment as factors that helped impact the working relationship between AIS, 18F and WHD.

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