New Resources for Government Contractors
This month, there were several developments of relevance to federal contractors and subcontractors. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued the following:
- National Pre-Award Registry, which is a searchable database of contractors determined to be in compliance with their EEO obligations during OFCCP compliance evaluations within the past two years. This information is used by federal contracting officers during the contracting process.
- VEVRAA Hiring Benchmark Database, which provides federal contractors a more streamlined way to identify their VEVRAA Hiring Benchmarks each year for their protected veterans’ affirmative action program.
- Focused Review Landing Page, which is a centralized location for contractors to obtain information and resources about focused reviews of a contractor’s affirmative action obligations towards protected veterans under VEVRAA and disabled individuals under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.
- COVID-19 and the Service Contract Act: Questions and Answers, which offers guidance to federal contractors covered by the Davis-Bacon Act or the Service Contract Act on compliance with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s paid leave mandates.