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The EEOC issued a publication related to the rights of individuals with disabilities under the ADA when requesting leave as a reasonable accommodation.
GSA has issued guidance on the implementation of the Service Contract Labor Standards that finally eliminates inconsistence for SCA implementation.
By Barbara Kinosky My Driveway I wake up to yet another day of rain in the Washington D.C. metro area. It wouldn’t be so bad if my driveway was not a mud pit. Years ago a crafty driveway company talked us into a pebble driveway which looked like it was in Architectural Digest – for… Read more »
Currently, the U.S. Government is revising the U.S. export control and enforcement framework. The new system is designed to facilitate efficiencies and coordination within the U.S. Government, protect national security and critical technologies, and cut costs to U.S. exporters. However, compliance will remain paramount because the U.S. Government is also consolidating its enforcement mechanisms. Background:… Read more »
By Julia Coon On April 6, 2016 GSA announced the Making It Easier, or MIE, Initiative in order to make it less painful for suppliers to do business with the government. The Making It Easier Initiative includes four programs: IT Schedule 70 FASt Lane IT Schedule 70 Startup Springboard Plain Language Roadmap MAS Welcome Package… Read more »
By David Warner On February 1, 2016, the EEOC published proposed changes to its “EEO-1 Report” form. The EEO-1 is an annual report, submitted by September 30th, in which most federal contractors and many other private employers tally and report their employee numbers for one pay period by job category and then by sex, race,… Read more »
By Wojciech Kornacki In Unites States v. Wells Fargo, et al, 2015 WL 3999074 (S.D.N.Y, Jun. 2015), District Judge Jesse M. Furman examined a complicated and previously unresolved question of whether an employee’s intention to pursue an advice-of-counsel defense, without more, constituted an implied waiver of the corporation’s attorney-client privilege, even if the employee lacked authority… Read more »
By Rich Zimmerman Those of you who attended Centre’s recent Annual Review at either the Tysons or Bethesda venues heard my report, as part of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Update, on a final rule (FAR Case 2014-020) concerning Clarification on Justification for Urgent Noncompetitive Awards Exceeding One Year. FAR Subpart 6.3, Other than Full… Read more »
By Christoph Mlinarchik, JD, CFCM Crisp, clear, and effective writing is the hallmark of any professional, and is especially important in Government contracts. A recent study by a consulting firm highlights the importance of clear writing in federal solicitations and source selections. VisibleThread’s “2016 U.S. Government Procurement Clarity Index” analyzed the writing quality of five… Read more »