RICARDO J.A. PITTS-WILEY, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH GOVEXEC ABOUT OSHA COMPLAINTS

Unsanitized Bathrooms and Working While Sick: Postal Workers Flood OSHA With Coronavirus Complaints As more than 1,200 USPS workers test positive for COVID-19, employees file allegations about unsafe conditions. APRIL 21, 2020 Dozens of U.S. Postal Service employees have filed complaints with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration due to conditions they allege are unsafe […]

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HEATHER WHITE, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH FED NEWS NETWORK ON RECENT SC DECISION

SCOTUS clarifies age discrimination statute for feds April 21, 2020 1:00 pm   Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Veterans Health Administration employee Noris Babb, it was saying a couple of things. In part, the court […]

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Government Contracting, Coronavirus, and the Defense Production Act

Government Contracting, Coronavirus, and the Defense Production Act Many government contractors are aware of the Defense Production Act (DPA), but in the coronavirus era it is a good time to familiarize yourself with some of the smaller details and figure out if your company has an opportunity to capitalize on it. The DPA was enacted […]

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Federal Contractors May Be Reimbursed for Paid Leave Under CARES Act

April 10, 2020   Federal Contractors May Be Reimbursed for Paid Leave Under CARES Act As federal agencies close facilities due to the COVID-19 outbreak and related quarantine orders, the contractors working on federal projects have idled work forces and placed many of their employees on paid leave. To provide some relief, Congress included Section […]

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Updates on COVID-19

Updates on COVID-19 Partnering with the U.S. Defense Industrial Base to Combat COVID-19 The Department of Defense released a statement announcing a new Joint Acquisition Task Force to handle DoD’s COVID response. The website also contains a portal for industry to submit proposals for supplying medical equipment. Extension of Time for Filing Individual Subcontracting Reports The Small Business Administration announced that the […]

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Acquisition Systems Extensions Due to COVID-19

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GSA Issues Non-Availability Determination for TAA

GSA Issues Non-Availability Determination for TAA The General Services Administration issued a non-availability determination for the Trade Agreements clauses that certain supplies are temporarily unavailable. The determination allows agencies using GSA contracts to purchase cleaning supplies that are not manufactured in the United States or a designated country. Agencies using GSA contracts do not need […]

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Acquisition Systems Extensions Due to COVID-19

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RICARDO J.A. PITTS-WILEY, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, SPEAKS WITH FEDERAL NEWS NETWORK ON FEDS AND HAZARD PAY

Should federal employees get hazard pay during the pandemic?   April 2, 2020 12:54 pm         Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne. Now that the largest federal employee union has sued the government for hazardous duty pay, the question arises: How many employees, […]

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HEATHER WHITE, A PARTNER AT THE FEDERAL PRACTICE GROUP, PENS A COLUMN ON THE CORONAVIRUS AND FEDERAL DEADLINES

The Only Things Immune to Coronavirus? EEO and MSPB Deadlines April 2, 2020 With everything in disarray and large parts of the country under stay at home orders, federal employees could be forgiven for assuming that, as in last year’s furloughs, the deadlines for filing EEO complaint or appealing from adverse actions are stayed for […]

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