Tag Archives: section 3610

PSC Comments on HASC-Passed NDAA With Section 3610 Authority; EVP David Broome Quoted

David Broome

The Professional Services Council (PSC) has welcomed the move of House Armed Services Committee (HASC) members for passing a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that includes a provision authorizing federal agencies to provide reimbursement to contractors to help them retain employees during the COVID-19 pandemic and future health emergencies.

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PSC Wants Section 3610 Extended, Retained Following Positive Contractor Response; EVP David Broome Quoted

David Broome

The Professional Services Council (PSC) has called on the extension or permanent retention of a key reimbursement clause within the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. PSC pointed out Thursday that a majority of contractors recently interviewed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found the paid leave reimbursement under CARES Act Section 3610 useful in retaining employees.

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GAO Offers Recommendation to OMB Over Contractor Paid Leave Reimbursements

Paid Leave Reimbursement

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) gather and share lessons learned from agencies’ implementation of section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to reimburse contractors for paid leave in order to inform future federal emergency responses.

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$696M Defense Appropriations Bill Includes Separate Funding Accounts for Space Force

Eric Fanning

The U.S. Space Force (USSF) would receive $15.2 billion under the $696 billion fiscal 2021 defense spending bill approved by Congress as part of a government appropriations package, reflecting its first budget as a separate military branch. The $2.3 trillion omnibus bill includes operations, maintenance, procurement, research, development, test and evaluation program lines for USSF.

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PSC Comments on CARES Act Section 3610; David Berteau Quoted

David Berteau

The Professional Services Council (PSC) has commented on the extension of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Section 3610, Continuing Appropriations Act 2021 and Other Extensions Act that was released on Sept. 21, 2020. PSC recently requested that Congress extend Section 3610, noting its success during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Frequently Asked Questions in New OMB Guidance Address Acquisition Efficiencies

Office of Management

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued additional guidelines to help ensure the resiliency of the federal acquisition workforce and contractors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The questions address acquisition efficiencies, ways to track procurement activities and paid leave for contractor employees under Section 3610 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, among others.

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