The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Published a Proposed Rule to Implement the Executive Order on Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers
The U.S. Department of Labor published a Proposed Rule to Implement President Joe Biden’s Executive Order (EO) reinstating the Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts.
The EO and DOL proposed rule reinstates a policy that requires successor federal contractors, in certain circumstances, to offer a right of first refusal of employment to employees working under the predecessor contract.
The EO requires DOL to develop this regulation and the FAR Council to create a contract clause to apply to new solicitations. Since the EO was signed, “agencies are strongly encouraged” to include the new contract clause in solicitations before the FAR clause is final.
Employees working on predecessor contracts covered by the Service Contract Act, and meeting other requirements, who would be terminated as a result of the contract’s end, should be offered by the successor “a right of first refusal of employment under this contract in positions for which those employees are qualified.”
A copy of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking can be found here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/07/15/2022-14967/nondisplacement-of-qualified-workers-under-service-contracts