PLA's are horrible for equity and inclusion efforts. They discriminate against 85% of the construction workforce who choose not to pay union dues to a union. If the DOL is serious about diversity, equity and inclusion - like my company is - then you should not endorse policies that include discriminatory PLA's.
Be consistent with policy
Work with the community media outlets (the underrepresented community's newspaper, radio, TV, social media accounts, YouTube, etc.) to highlight... more »
is the second-largest source of potential small business contract dollars. The DOT should
allow HUBZone and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned companies to be recognized in the
DBE program. This change would provide increased opportunities for HUBZone
businesses hire more employees from underserved communities and contribute to the
economic... more »
acquisition strategy. The HUBZone program's mission is to provide opportunities to
underserved communities by giving small businesses incentives to locate and hire in
areas that otherwise might not attract their companies. To further fulfill the mission of the
program, federal agencies should consider awarding HUBZone set-asides for contracts... more »
is certified under multiple SBA programs, the awarding agency may also count the award
toward multiple small business contracting goals. Counting a company with more than
one certification multiple times skews small business contracting reporting data. The
government should collect and report data of which set-aside the contract... more »
Training and capacity building within agency teams must support equitable procurement and contracting efforts for veterans and other people with disabilities... more »
We propose policies to help federal service contract workers take advantage of their rights under the SCA and other labor laws, close loopholes that undermine collective bargaining under the SCA, and to ensure SCA coverage is applied consistently and expansively to federal contracts that should be covered.
Update the SCA Regulations at 29 C.F.R. Part 4 by eliminating the "locality" loophole in the Reagan-era regulations implementing the Section 4(c) wage floor, clarifying that the 4(c) wage floor applies to all predecessor contracts, eliminating or narrowing exemptions from coverage that are not justified by the Act. See 41 U.S.C. § 6702(b) and 41 U.S.C. § 6707(b).
This regulation should restate that "the policy of the United States is to encourage worker organizing and collective bargaining and to promote equality of bargaining power between employers and employees." Additional direction to contracting agencies and procurement officials should be considered, consistent with this policy.
Issue All Agency Memoranda to ensure expansive SCA coverage
Appoint chief contracting compliance officers to include labor issues at each contracting agency or expand the role of existing Agency Labor Advisors.