Category Archives: Compliance

FAC 2005-96 Rescinds Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule

A final rule, FAR Case 2017-015, issued in Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-96, amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation to rescind the FAR Case 2014-025 final rule entitled Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, which was issued in FAC 2005-90 on August 25, … Continue reading

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2018 Contractor Minimum Wage Increased to $10.35

The Department of Labor has announced the 2018 minimum wage rate for contracts covered by Executive Order 13658, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors. The 2014 order raised the hourly minimum wage paid by contractors to workers performing work on … Continue reading

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Comments on Impact of FTAs on Procurement Markets Requested

The Department of Commerce and the Office of the United States Trade Representative are conducting industry outreach to better understand how the government’s procurement obligations under free trade agreements and the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement affect manufacturer … Continue reading

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GSA Seeks Input on Changes to GSAR, FTR, FMR, and FPMR

In accordance with Executive Order 13777, Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, the General Services Administration is seeking input on repealing, replacing, and modifying its acquisition regulations, policies, standards, business practices, and guidance. GSA is also seeking input on GSA travel, management, … Continue reading

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GAO Seeks Improvements to Contractor Whistleblower Pilot Program

A report issued by the Government Accountability Office recommends improvements to the Pilot Program for Enhancement of Contractor Employee Whistleblower Protections. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (PL 112-239) added 41 USC 4712 to create a four-year … Continue reading

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GAO’s 2017 High-Risk List Cites Continuing Procurement Issues

The Government Accountability Office has released is High-Risk List for 2017. The HRL, issued every two years, examines federal programs and operations that are especially vulnerable to waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement, or that need transformative change. The report, GAO-17-317, … Continue reading

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2017 NDAA Creates New Defense CAS Board

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (PL 114-328) establishes a new Cost Accounting Standards Board specific to the Department of Defense. Section 820 of the NDAA adds 10 USC 190 to create a seven-member panel chaired by … Continue reading

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