Federal Contracting (Procurement)

Competitive Pay

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Ensure through federal contracts that people are being paid equitably. For example, the Federal Government should not contract with companies who are 14c wage certificate holders where individuals are most likely getting paid subminimum wages.

There has been discussions that federal contractors will need to meet the same pay expectations. Let's hope that this pulls through.

With this, it also includes contractors within workforce development. Many contract holders within the Workforce Development System employ people of the communities; while this is great from a representation perspective, the staff often barely receive a pay rate that is higher than the local poverty rate of the community. It isn't uncommon for the staff serving those in workforce development programs to be receiving similar services (example: childcare assistance, TANF).

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Idea No. 235