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Posts from Stephanie Scheck

OFCCP Adopts Two New Directives On Compliance Evaluations and Pay Equity Audits

Effective Compliance Evaluations and Enforcement On March 31, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a new directive concerning enforcement of its equal employment opportunity laws. The new directive, DIR 2022-02, Effective Compliance Evaluations and Enforcement, provides updated guidance on agency compliance evaluation policies and expectations for governmentRead More

Topics: Labor and Employment

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Rule for Government Contractors Continues to Develop

We have previously reported on implementation issues arising from President Biden’s Path out of the Pandemic plan, which included issuance of Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, the related Safer Workforce Task Force Guidance, and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Class Deviations. Since our last report, several legal developments warrant attention: Nineteen statesRead More

Topics: Government Contracts, Labor and Employment

Vaccinations Required for Covered Federal Contractor Employees by December 8

On September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued its hotly anticipated workplace safety guidelines as required by Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. The guidance, which is sure to spur as many questions as it answers, at a high level does the following: Defines the broad category of government contractsRead More

Topics: Government Contracts, Labor and Employment

Onsite Federal Government Contractors Will Be Asked About Vaccination Status

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On July 29, 2021, the Biden Administration announced that every federal government employee and onsite contractor will be asked to attest to their vaccination status. In line with this announcement, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force, which was established earlier this year by Executive Order No. 13991 and oversees the development and implementation of agencyRead More

Topics: Labor and Employment

New Executive Order May Require Contractors to Review Their Diversity and Inclusion Trainings

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On September 22, 2020, President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping that the president purports is necessary to combat the “destructive ideology” that is “rooted in the pernicious and false belief that America is an irredeemably racist and sexist country; that some people, simply on account of their raceRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues