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How do I access the guide?

Once logged in to Pillar’s site, the guide is accessible with any web browser, and is easy to navigate. It contains a hyperlinked table of contents as well as hyperlinks to navigate within the guide and to external sources – laws, regulations and agency guidance which are the authority for the requirements discussed in the guide.

How current is the guide?

Before the ink dries on the Federal Register.

Are there summary descriptions of the requirements?

Yes, there are tables which provide quick references to the major requirements, including summaries of different requirements – employee notices, sample policies, and reporting requirements.

Does this cover the “prevailing wage” laws?

Yes, the guide explains the requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act and Service Contract Act in detail, including the add-on executive orders setting a minimum wage and paid leave for service and construction workers.


Yes, the guide provides relevant DFARS clauses which supplement the FAR, as well as all requirements unique to DoD contracts and subcontracts.

Does this cover record maintenance and other administrative requirements?

Yes, the information collection, analysis, record maintenance, representation / certification and reporting requirements for all of the laws and clauses are discussed in detail, including when they apply.

I have a bunch of numbered clauses in my federal contract / subcontract, where do I go to find out what they mean?

Pillar’s guide contains a table of all relevant contract clauses related to employment in numerical order, allowing you to start with a clause number, and navigate through hyperlinks to the full clause itself, as well as Pillar’s explanation of the requirements of the clause.

What about flow-down requirements?

The guide provides specific instructions for subcontract flow-down of the clauses, including which types and amounts of subcontracts are covered by each clause.

Does this cover affirmative action?

Yes, the guide explains the requirements related to affirmative action in great detail, distinguishing between the requirements for smaller (less than 50 employees) contractors (or establishments exclusively performing the contract). The guide does not instruct how to prepare an AAP because of the interactive nature of the process itself, and recommends utilizing affirmative action consulting / attorney professionals to guide the process. The guide will enable you to understand the AAP process thoroughly before working with outside professionals, and it explains all of the requirements related to equal opportunity / affirmative action applicable to all contractors.

Does this cover procurement ethics requirements?

Yes, the guide discusses in detail the requirements of your company and your employees in the pursuit and performance of a federal contract or subcontract.

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