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On September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issued its hotly anticipated workplace safety guidelines as required by Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. The guidance, which is sure to spur as many questions as it answers, at a high level does the following:

Continue Reading Vaccinations Required for Covered Federal Contractor Employees by December 8

On July 29, 2021, the Biden Administration announced that every federal government employee and onsite contractor will be asked to attest to their vaccination status. In line with this announcement, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force, which was established earlier this year by Executive Order No. 13991 and oversees the development and implementation of agency COVID-19 workplace safety plans across the federal government, issued the COVID-19 Workplace Safety: Agency Model Safety Principles.  Agencies are required to incorporate the Agency Model Safety Principles into their existing COVID-19 workplace safety plans.

Continue Reading Onsite Federal Government Contractors Will Be Asked About Vaccination Status

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced on April 26, 2021, that the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection is now open after being delayed in May of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See our prior post addressing the anticipated open date here.

The deadline for submitting 2019 and 2020

With the change in administration, government contractors should anticipate increased scrutiny of their pay practices. President Biden signaled heightened pay equity enforcement on his first day in office by appointing Jenny Yang the Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”). Director Yang previously served as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) Chair

On September 22, 2020, President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Combatting Race and Sex Stereotyping that the president purports is necessary to combat the “destructive ideology” that is “rooted in the pernicious and false belief that America is an irredeemably racist and sexist country; that some people, simply on account of their race