SmallGovCon Week in Review: October 11-15, 2021

Happy Friday, Readers! We hope you have had a great week. The leaves on the trees are starting to turn beautiful colors and the temperatures are beginning to cool here in Lawrence, Kansas. It truly feels like Fall now and the kids are getting excited about Halloween. We hope you are enjoying Fall in your neck of the woods.

As usual, there was a lot of activity in the federal government contracting world, this week, such as a continuation of news concerning the Covid safety protocols for federal contractors as well as information regarding government cybersecurity issues. We hope you enjoy this edition of SmallGovCon Week in Review.

Have a great weekend!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: October 4-8, 2021

Happy Friday and we hope you had a very productive week. There was a lot of discussion this week concerning the federal vaccine mandate as well as an announcement from the Department of of Justice concerning the cyber fraud. You can read more about those topics and other news in federal government contracting in the articles below.

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: September 13-17, 2021

Happy Friday, Readers. It’s sad that summer is coming to an end but the good news is that fall is upon us which means it is time for cool weather, falling leaves, and football! It seems everyone is filled with optimism at the start of the season. Here’s hoping your favorite team is victorious and in between games here’s a few interesting articles on what’s going on in federal government contracting this week.

Have a great weekend! Go Team!

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SmallGovCon Week in Review: August 2-6

Happy Friday, All. We hope you had a productive week (or if you were on vacation, hope you were able to just tune out). Here are some highlights in federal government contracting including news on the contracting dollars in the 2020 fiscal year , a bill aimed at enhancing small business participation in the federal marketplace passing in the Senate, and an announcement to nominate former HUD appointee to lead federal procurement. Enjoy your weekend!

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$15 Minimum Wage Coming to Federal Contracting in 2022

Beginning January 30, 2022, all prime contractors and subcontractors doing work on a government contract will be required to pay workers at least $15 per hour, based on a recent executive order.

The executive order does not stop there, beginning in 2023 the wage will go up annually. When can we expect formal guidance to come out, and what other items are found in the text?

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EEOC’s Proposed Pay Disclosure Rule Will Impact Larger Contractors

On January 29, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a proposed modification to its Employer Information Report (EEO-1) form that will impact employers—including federal government contractors—with 100 employees or more.

Under the proposed modification, beginning in September 2017, these employers will be required to report their employees’ pay ranges and hours worked, broken down by the gender and race/ethnicity of employees. Contractors with 50 to 99 employers, who must also complete EEO-1s, would be exempt from the new requirement.

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