Monday, September 13, 2010

Pat Shiu Speak On Federal News Radio About Pay Equity

Shortly after the National ILG, Pat Shiu spoke on Federal News Radio about her concerns related to pay equity in the U.S.

Considering the many proposed changes coming from the Department of Labor related to pay equity analyses, the EO Survey and the 2006 compensation guidelines, we know that the Federal contractor community is anxious to know the future direction that OFCCP is taking. Please click on the link below to read what Ms. Shiu has to say in addition to a link to the recorded interview.

Friday, September 3, 2010

OFCCP Posts new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Executive Order 13496

The OFCCP has added a new category under their Frequently Asked Questions section related to the new posting laws. See link and introduction below.


I. General

What is Executive Order 13496?

Executive Order 13496 (EO 13496 or Order) was signed by President Obama on January 30, 2009. 74 FR 6407 (February 4, 2009). EO 13496 requires that Federal contractors provide notice to their employees of their rights under Federal labor laws.

Specifically, the Order requires that covered contractors provide notice of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the law that governs relations between unions and employers in the private sector. The NLRA guarantees the right of employees to organize and to bargain collectively with their employers, to engage in other protected concerted activity with or without a union, or to refrain from all such activity.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New Interim Rule: Executive Compensation

On July 8, 2010, the Federal Government, the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council, and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council published an interim rule [75 Fed. Reg. 37414-20] amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation to implement the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (as amended by the Government Funding Transparency Act of 2008). The interim rule¹ requires many federal contractors and subcontractors to report and make publicly available the total compensation of their top five executives. The prime contractors are required to report executive compensation information for themselves as well as their first-tier subcontractors. It becomes the responsibility of the prime contractors to inform all first-tier subcontractors about the new executive compensation provisions and obtain the needed information to fulfill their reporting obligations.

To ease the compliance burden on agencies and contractors, the government is slowly phasing in the requirements relating to reporting provisions for subcontractors. The phase-in reporting will be made according to the specified dates below:

• From July 8, 2010 through September 30, 2010, any newly awarded subcontract must be reported if the prime contract award amount was $20 million or more.

• From October 1, 2010 until February 28, 2011, any newly awarded subcontract must be reported if the prime contract award amount was $550, 000 or more and

• Starting March 1, 2011, any newly awarded subcontract must be reported if the prime contract award amount was $25,000 or more.