Federal Announcements and Updates


As changes are made to the employment requirements under federal contracts by actions of the administration or congress, Pillar updates its material in a timely fashion. The changes (or possible changes being considered) for the current year are reflected below with some commentary on each.  A full discussion of each subject is contained in Pillar’s Employment Requirements of Federal Contractors and Subcontractors.

Vaccine Mandate

On September 9, 2021 EO 14042 established a requirement for federal agencies beginning October 15, 2021 to only enter into Service and Construction contracts with contractors that “provide adequate COVID – 19 safeguards for their workforce” that works on or in connection with a federal contract, and directed the White House’s Safer Federal Worker Task Force to issue Guidance describing the necessary “safeguards,” which it did on September 24.

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