Don’t Let the Service Contract Report (SCR) Add to Your Holiday Stress!

Dec 10, 2015

By Carmen Calloway This is a busy time of year so hopefully you have already submitted your Service Contract Report (SCR), if required. If not, you have less than one (1) week to submit your SCR! The following is a summary of the steps for submitting the SCR, including the reporting requirements, applicable FAR clauses… Read more »


“Ho! Ho! D’oh!!” – Celebrate The Season But Be Mindful Of Potential Liability Risks

Dec 2, 2015

By David Warner With your social media news feed full of articles about insufficiently Christmas-y coffee cups (http://www.cnbc.com/2015/11/09/starbucks-holiday-red-cup-brews-controversy-on-social-media.html) and not-quite-tree-shaped candy bars (http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/28/living/reeses-peanut-butter-cups-christmas-tree-feat/), it’s clear that the holiday season is upon us. And, what says “Happy christmahanakwanzika” more than some employment lawyer type posting a scolding blog that dashes any and all hope for a… Read more »


Turkeys, Turkeys Everywhere

Nov 18, 2015

By Barbara Kinosky For those of you who have had it with all the election debates, here’s a Thanksgiving joke. What is the difference between Election day and Thanksgiving day? On Thanksgiving, you get a turkey for the day; on Election day, you get a turkey for four years. Which leads me to my opening on… Read more »


For Our Veterans – Unique Employment Protections & Rights

Nov 12, 2015

By Marina Blickley There are a variety of unique laws and regulations related to men and women who served in, are serving in, or will be serving in the uniformed services. As we celebrate those who have served our country, employers and human resources personnel should take a moment to ensure they are familiar with… Read more »


When You Come to a Bridge, Cross It!

Oct 28, 2015

By Rich Zimmerman Bridges are structures used to span obstacles such as a body of water or a road. When you read the word ‘bridge’ what comes to mind? Some may picture the Clint Eastwood film, The Bridges of Madison County or the new Spielberg film, Bridge of Spies. Others may remember the infamous Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska that for… Read more »


Four Trains Running: The Race to Unscramble Technology Procurement

Oct 22, 2015

By Ron Smith All the great quotes come from the great villains. For example the archenemy in the Dudley Doright cartoons, Snidely Whiplash, who delighted in roping the heroine to the railroad tracks, said: “It’s hard to sneak up on somebody with a train.” However we respectfully disagree, because for the past six months there… Read more »


“Meet” the Federal Procurement Data System—Next Generation

Oct 15, 2015

By Wayne Simpson Many folks engaged in the Federal Marketplace, or thinking about jumping in, have never “met” the Federal Procurement Data System—Next Generation. FPDS, as it is acronymically called, can make a major difference in understanding and succeeding in an ever-increasingly competitive market. I use FPDS constantly to benefit clients. FPDS allows clients to… Read more »


Don’t Stress with PSS

Oct 8, 2015

By Carmen Calloway The Professional Services Schedule (PSS) has finally arrived. For many schedule holders, this has been a long time coming. Although GSA has done a great job in communicating the PSS changes, you may still be feeling some stress and uncertainty in how to proceed. On October 1st 2015, the General Services Administration… Read more »


You Are Now Largely Precluded From Disciplining Employees For Disclosing Their Compensation To Others (and, “Newsflash,” You Generally Were Beforehand)

Oct 1, 2015

By David Warner Earlier this month, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”), published the final rule (http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-11/pdf/2015-22547.pdf) implementing Executive Order 13665, which prohibits federal contractors from taking adverse action against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant…. Read more »