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FAR Council and DOL Extend “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Comment Period

Posted in Employment, Ethics & Compliance, Labor, Legal Developments, Reporting and Disclosure, Small Business
In response to several requests from industry to extend the a 60-day comment period for the proposed rulemaking (NPRM) and guidance implementing the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order,” the FAR Council and the DoL have extended the comment period to August 11, 2015 (from the current date of July 27, 2015). As discussed… Continue Reading

Join Crowell & Moring for a Webinar on the New “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces” Proposed Rule and Guidance

Posted in Employment, Ethics & Compliance, Labor, Reporting and Disclosure, Responsibility, Small Business
Please join us on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., as Crowell & Moring presents the webinar, “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Proposed Rule and Guidance: What You Need to Know.” On May 28, 2015, the Obama Administration published the highly-anticipated proposed FAR rule and proposed DOL guidance implementing the Fair… Continue Reading

OOPS 2015 Conference – Registration is Now Open!

Posted in Claims, Cybersecurity, Ethics & Compliance, Intellectual Property, Legal Developments
Congress v. White House – who will win the fight?  As they duke it out on policies and legislation that will impact government contractors, our legal team will help you identify vulnerabilities as well as possible opportunities.  We will cover a variety of topics, including: The New Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order Developments… Continue Reading

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