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Flurry of new procurement rules issued before end of federal fiscal year

On September 30, 2016, the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council issued ten amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Nine were final rules, and one was an interim rule. Many of the final rules are the final version of interim rules.

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Government contractors must comply with two new employment rules on January 1, 2017

In 2017, government contractors must comply with two new requirements for their employees: an increased minimum wage rate and paid sick leave.

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Fair pay and safe workplaces rule becomes effective on October 25

See this update to this post.

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New VEVRAA benchmark set

On June 16, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced a new benchmark for the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) of 6.9%, slightly lower than last year’s benchmark of 7%.

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Review and update your affirmative action plan

If you are a government contractor that operates on a calendar-year basis (January 1 to December 31), don’t forget to review and update your affirmative action plan (AAP).

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