Sunday, March 29, 2015

Senate Democrats And White House Want Labor Department To Improve Federal Contracts

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Senate Democrats urged Labor Secretary Thomas Perez Friday to follow an executive order issued by the president over the summer to help promote efficiency and fairness for federal contractors.  Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, along with 19 other senators wrote a letter to Perez urging him to implement the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order......“This executive order dramatically changes the enforcement mechanisms carefully put in place by Congress and needlessly adds uncertainty, subjectivity and onerous and costly new data collection and reporting requirements for federal contractors,” Burr said in a statement.  “While the Obama administration seeks to add these compliance burdens to federal contractors, it is seemingly ignoring the fact that its own Department of Labor and other federal agencies have violated these same complex and frequently changing federal labor laws,” he continued.....To Read More.....

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