On March 5, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a joint memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies. The joint memorandum directed agencies to start hiring Labor Compliance Advisors (LCA’s) as the first step in a much larger process of implementing EO 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces.
EO 13673 requires federal contractors responding to solicitations valued at more than $500,000 to disclose to contracting officers all administrative merits determinations, arbitral awards, or civil judgments in labor or employment matters. Subcontractors are also required to make similar disclosures to prime contractors, who then turn the disclosed information over to the contracting officer. Agency contracting officers, with the assistance of LCA’s, are then required to use the disclosed labor and employment information to make responsibility determinations for the contractors and subcontractors. Continue reading “First Steps In Implementation Of Fair Pay And Safe Workplaces Executive Order Are Underway”