The Department of Labor and the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council recently released for public viewing the proposed regulation that would implement the President’s Executive Order 13673, the “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Order.” You can find copies of the proposed FAR regulation hereand the DoL guidance here.
The proposed regulations provide 60 days for public comment. The NAM, and possibly others, will be requesting an extension of time to file comments.
At first glance, the regulations and guidance appear to be as onerous as we expected, but we will be going over them in the next couple of days and will provide more extensive analysis as soon as we can. You may recall that the NAM has retained Angela Styles with Crowell Moring to assist with the analysis and comments. As part of our preparation and response to these proposed regulations, we will also offer our members a template for comments you can submit to the agencies as well. We also hope to schedule a webinar to provide our members with the best information possible.