Category Archives: federal contractors

New All Agency Memorandum Establishes Tiered SCA Fringe Rate

Federal contractors already know that the Service Contract Act (SCA) fringe rate is generally updated annually. In 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued All Agency Memorandum 221, which made no change to the the fringe rate of $4.27 per hour … Continue reading

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Professional Employment Organizations and Service Contract Act Compliance

A Professional Employment Organization (PEO) that employs and leases employees back to a prime contractor subject to the Service Contract Act (SCA) is considered a subcontractor under the provisions of SCA and therefore subject to the full compliance of The … Continue reading

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What Federal Contractors Need to Know About the Commingling of SCA Assets

The Service Contract Act (SCA) enforcement process has changed over the past few years with the addition of more than 1,000 Department of Labor (DOL) investigators. Attention is now given to details of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and other related acts that may have been overlooked in the past. Continue reading

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OFCCP Releases Final Rule on Federal Contractor Pay Transparency

The OFCCP has issued a final rule regarding Executive Order 13665, designed to increase pay transparency among federal contractor employees and job applicants. Continue reading

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OFCCP Releases Section 503 Compliance Tool

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has launched a checklist tool for federal contractors to check compliance with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 503 is designed to ensure that individuals with disabilities have a … Continue reading

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Pending Executive Order Would Mandate Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

The Obama administration is preparing to release an Executive Order regarding federal contractors and paid sick leave. The Executive Order reflects a continued push by the President to regulate employee benefits offered by federal contractors and subcontractors. A draft of … Continue reading

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Fringe Benefits and Federal Services Contracts – Why Are They So Important?

Earlier this month, The Boon Group attended the National 8(a) Association Summer Conference in Anchorage, Alaska, where our Director of Sales, Taylor Boon, was a featured speaker. Below is an excerpt from his talk, “Fringe Benefits and Federal Services Contracts … Continue reading

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