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Bolstering Protections Against Human Trafficking by Contractors: Federal Rules and Notices Impacting Contractors: Oct. 2, 2012

In Human Trafficking on October 5, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts

The Executive Office of the President has published the text of Executive Order 13627. The order provides the government workforce with additional tools and training to apply and enforce existing policy against human trafficking, and provides additional clarity to government contractors and subcontractors on the steps necessary to fully comply with that policy. The order is meant to protect vulnerable individuals as contractors and subcontractors perform vital services and manufacture the goods procured by the United States.

The order gives 180 days to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to accomplish goals such as:

  • Strengthening the efficacy of the government’s zero-tolerance policy on trafficking in persons by federal contractors and subcontractors
  • Expressly prohibiting federal contractors, contractor employees, subcontractors and subcontractor employees from engaging in a number of specific types of trafficking-related activities
  • Prohibiting contractors from failing to pay return transportation costs upon the end of employment, for an employee who is not a national of the country in which the work is taking place and who was brought into that country for the purpose of working on a U.S. government contract or subcontract

See the full announcement for the entire order.

Source: GovWin

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