As previously reported, the Biden Administration issued Executive Order 14042 (“the Order”) last month. The Order requires, in part, that the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (“the FAR Council”) amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) to include a clause specifying that contractors and subcontractors shall “comply with all guidance for contractor or subcontractor workplace locations published … Continue Reading
The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force has released a set of frequently asked questions and answers (“FAQs”) regarding the Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors (the “Guidance”) it issued last week. Our comprehensive summary of the Guidance is available here. The new FAQs largely repackage the information provided in the Guidance. However, they do provide … Continue Reading
On September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (the “Task Force”) issued Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors (the “Guidance”), advising covered federal contractors and subcontractors of their new COVID-19 safety requirements. The Guidance, which still must be approved by the Office of Management and Budget, fleshes out the requirements set forth in … Continue Reading
On September 9, 2021, the Biden Administration announced a host of vaccine-related initiatives, reported on here. One of those initiatives is an Executive Order which requires contractors to implement the guidance to be published by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (the “Task Force”) in “any workplace locations (as specified by the Task Force Guidance) … Continue Reading
As we previously reported, OFCCP has already informed contractors that it “remains fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic” and provided the contractor community with information regarding modifications to its operations consistent with current public health guidelines. The agency also stated that it will coordinate with contractors who are experiencing challenges related to COVID-19 and provide … Continue Reading
On March 20, 2020, OFCCP made clear in an announcement to the contractor community that it will continue operations during the COVID-19 pandemic “while making adjustments to ensure all of its activities are consistent with current public health guidelines.” Dispelling any thought that audit activities might cease during the pandemic and the turmoil it has … Continue Reading
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