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Fair Pay and Safe Workplace Executive Order

By: Eric Poppe, Manager After over two years of waiting, guidance was published on August 25, 2016, to enact the Fair Pay and Safe Workplace, Executive Order 13673. Signed by President Barack Obama on July 31, 2014, the Order went into effect October 25, 2016 and has three distinct parts that impact Federal contractors: Part 1- Discusses and provides guidance on how an agency should consider any labor violations by the contractor when making contracting decisions, and requires the contractor to disclose certain labor violations. Part 2- Requires new paycheck transparency provisions for workers on Federal contracts that provide employees. Read More.

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Another Delay for SAM?

System for Award Management (SAM) is a federal government database that will eventually combine the data from multiple databases or systems to provide a single portal for contractors, grantees, and federal agencies. In July 2011, eight systems were projected to be included in SAM by the end of 2014. Currently, only four systems, Central Contractor Registration (CCR), Online Representation and Certifications Application (ORCA), Excluded Parties List System (EPLS) and Federal Agency Registration (FedReg) have been combined. On July 31, 2014, the president issued an Executive Order (Order): Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces . It requires federal contractors submitting an offer for a contract of goods. Read More.

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