Government Contracts & Investigations

Are You Due for an OFCCP Audit?

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The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) just posted its list of companies that are scheduled for an audit of their affirmative action programs here: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/foia/library (click on the FY 2020 CSAL links). This is essentially a heads-up from the OFCCP that the contractors listed should be prepared to receive formal notice of anRead More

Topics: Labor and Employment

A Friendly Reminder…Women-Owned Small Business Self-Certification is Coming to an End Soon

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The Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) October 15, 2020 elimination of the self-certification process for Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and Economically Disadvantaged WOSBs (EDWOSBs) is rapidly approaching. A WOSB is a small business (based on the applicable NAICS code determination) that is 51% directly and unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more women. An EDWOSBRead More

Topics: Acquisition Reform and Emerging Issues, Small Business / Socioeconomic Issues

CMMC Advisory Board – The Good News First

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The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Advisory Board (CMMC AB) made a major announcement on September 16, 2020, announcing that it has trained an initial group of provisional assessors. As an earlier posting explains, the CMMC establishes cybersecurity controls for certification of government contractors from Level 1, the basic set of controls that all governmentRead More

Topics: Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy

Updates on EEO-1 Reports, Non-Binary Self-Identification, and VETS-4212 Reports

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EEO-1 Reports  With September upon us, many employers are remembering the prior filing deadline for EEO-1 Reports and wondering what is happening with that obligation. The short answer is that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it will delay collecting EEO-1 Reports from covered employers until March 2021. Covered employers, including privateRead More

Topics: Labor and Employment

And Still More Guidance Comes Out on Section 889 Implementation

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The saga of what is prohibited and what is covered by an exception to the National Defense Authorization Act, FY 2019, Section 889 prohibition on the use or delivery of covered telecommunications and video surveillance equipment and services continues. As reported previously, the FAR rule implementing Section 889(a)(1)(B)’s prohibitions was published on July 14, 2020Read More

Topics: Cyber, Data Security, and Privacy, Statutes and Regulations