Tag Archives: Contractors

New Labor Dept. Rule: Contractors to Keep Established Workers

Companies that win established contracts must offer employment to its predecessors’ employees, the Labor Department announced Monday. The Labor Department issued its final rules on the Federal Register, mandating the inclusion of a clause offering employees the right of first refusal of employment under the successors’ contract in positions for …

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Labor Dept. Considers Tool to Fight Pay Discrimination

The Labor Department is considering the development of a new data tool to collect information on salaries, wages and benefits paid to employees of federal contractors and subcontractors. The department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs said Wednesday the tool would improve the ability to gather data that could analyze …

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Senators Propose Fed Pay Freeze Extension, Workforce Cut

Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) proposed legislation Tuesday to extend the current two-year pay freeze to three more years and restrict bonuses during that period. Government Executive reports the legislation also calls for a 15 percent cut to the size of both federal employee and contractor workforces. …

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GAO Looks at In-House vs. Contract Guards in Report

Both in-house security workers and contractors come with advantages and disadvantages for federal agencies, a Government Accountability Office report says. Homeland Security Today reports the GAO surveyed nine federal agencies that have military, law enforcement or security missions. Eight agencies used both in-house and contract security staff. The Veterans Health …

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Federal Agencies May Have to Pay Late Fees to Contractors

Even if the federal government avoids default, federal agencies may have to pay millions of dollars in penalties to contractorhttp://www.executivegov.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=21799&action=edit&message=10s from late payments. Federal Times reports agencies may have to pay a 2.5 percent interest penalty under the Prompt Payments Act, which penalizes agencies that miss contractor and vendor payments. …

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Accenture Selected as “Responsible Citizen” in Gov Contracting

Corporate Responsibility magazine ranked Accenture second on its annual list of the “Best Corporate Citizens in Government Contracting,” a jump from eighth place last year, the company announced Thursday. CR Magazine listed 48 different companies that regularly do business with the federal government. The magazine ranked the companies against elements …

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Redefining Small Business and Other ExecutiveGov Need-to-Read Stories

ExecutiveGov’s round-up of news you need to read to stay up to speed on federal policy impacting the government-contracting community. Redefining Small Business? The Washington Post reports the Small Business Administration is working to redefine what will qualify as a small business for contracting purposes. The proposed change, which generally …

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OMB to Federal Workers: Eyes off WikiLeaks Site

The Office of Management and Budget issued a memo late Friday night, instructing federal workers and contractors not to read WikiLeaks materials, according to The Washington Post. “Classified information, whether or not already posted on public websites or disclosed to the media, remains classified,” the memo states, “and must be …

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