NewsFederal 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.
On June 9, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit dismissed the EEOC’s appeal of a previous District Court Order (ordering collection of Component 2 data) as “moot” after the District Court had previously declared the Component 2 data collection complete (February 10, 2020) – in other words there was no more controversy to decide.
The CARES Act (March 27, 2020) Section 3610, authorized agencies to use funds from any appropriations act to supplement contract payments to reimburse for expanded leave payments to contractor employees, made to keep a contractor’s workforce in a “ready state,” for those contractors whose employees are prevented by any shut-down order due to COVID-19, from accessing their contractor designated and government approved place of work, and are unable to telework.