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OMB and DoL Direct Agencies to Appoint Labor Compliance Advisors Pursuant to “Fair Pay” EO

Posted in Employment, Ethics & Compliance, Labor, Responsibility, Suspension & Debarment
On March 5, OMB and DoL circulated a Memorandum to federal agencies regarding the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Executive Order (previously discussed here, and here), providing “guidance” with respect to the Labor Compliance Advisor role created by the EO, and directing agencies to designate within 90 days a senior-level official to serve as LCA. … Continue Reading

C&M Lawyers Conduct Live Webinar on Business Ethics on Thursday, October 18

Posted in Ethics & Compliance
At 1:00 p.m. (Eastern) on October 18, 2012, Crowell & Moring attorneys Cathy Kunz, Richard Arnholt and Tiffany Wynn will conduct  a webinar on behalf of L2 Federal Resources entitled “Business Ethics  in Government Contracting: Legal Requirements & Best Practices for Compliance.” This 90-minute webinar will provide an overview of the requirements in FAR 52.203-13 for a… Continue Reading

Mandatory Display of Fraud Posters

Posted in Ethics & Compliance
On September 16, 2011, DoD issued a final rule that requires contractors to prominently display fraud hotline posters prepared by the DoD Office of the Inspector General. These posters must be displayed in common work areas within business segments performing work on DoD contracts. The current posters from the DoD IG can be found here and here.… Continue Reading

Proposal To Further Limit Executive Branch Employees’ Acceptance Of Gifts From Lobbyists

Posted in Ethics & Compliance
On September 13, 2011, the Office of Government Ethics proposed amendments to the regulation governing the acceptance of gifts by executive branch employees. The purpose of the amendments is to (a) implement the lobbyist gift ban already applicable, by Executive Order of the President, to most political appointees; and (b) impose limits on the use of… Continue Reading

DoD Ethics Update

Posted in Ethics & Compliance
On July 8 the Department of Defense Standards of Conduct Office (SOCO) issued an update to the Encyclopedia of Ethical Failures (EEF), its listing of violations of federal ethics law by government and contractor personnel. The encyclopedia, which is organized by type of violations, including conflicts of interest, misuse of Government equipment, violations of post-employment… Continue Reading