Types of OFCCP Evaluations

Posted on January 28, 2021
As covered in GovConLaw article “OFCCP Compliance Evaluations: General Overview”, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) monitors contractor compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) laws and corresponding affirmative action requirements through compliance evaluations.  A compliance evaluation can be an involved process; however, they are not one-size-fits-all.  Your compliance...
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5 Policy Areas to Watch in 2021

There is little doubt that the Biden Administration will pursue policy changes that will have a noticeable impact on the business and legal communities. While some policy changes will be industry sector-specific (the Keystone XL pipeline is a good example), there are some overarching policy areas that will likely see changes that will have...
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Fiscal Year 2020 GAO Annual Report with Sustain Rates

Posted on January 25, 2021
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) published its annual report to Congress for the 2020 year on December 23, 2020. Of note, despite having to shift to a full-time virtual environment due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the GAO did not exceed the 100-day deadline for any bid protest brought before it. The sustain rate...
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OFCCP Compliance Evaluations: General Overview

Posted on January 21, 2021
Most federal government contractors must comply with nondiscrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and should be prepared for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) to evaluate whether your business is in compliance.  OFCCP’s compliance evaluations can take many forms, as OFCCP uses an array of investigative procedures...
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Uniform Contract Format (UCF)

Posted on January 14, 2021
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) specifies the format contracting officers must use in developing solicitations and contracts. This format is codified in Section 15.204 of the FAR. Uniform contract requirements ensure consistent and efficient forms across the board. This uniform contract format is not only convenient for agencies to quickly and efficiently draft and...
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Washington, D.C. May Soon Have the Strictest Ban on Non-Compete Provisions

Posted on January 13, 2021
On December 15, 2020, the Council of the District of Columbia voted unanimously to approve the Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act (Bill 23-494) (the “Act”), which would ban the use of non-compete provisions in employment agreements and workplace policies for all employees, with a few narrow exceptions. If enacted, Washington, DC will have...
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