Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-81; Small Entity Compliance Guide, 19508-19509 [2015-08306]

Download as PDF 19508 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 69 / Friday, April 10, 2015 / Rules and Regulations is found at www.dol.gov/ofccp/LGBT/LGBT_ FAQs.html. * * * * * 9. Amend section 52.222–26 by— a. Revising the date of the clause; b. Revising paragraph (a); c. Revising the first sentence of paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2); and ■ d. Revising paragraph (c)(4) to read as follows: ■ ■ ■ ■ 52.222–26 Equal Opportunity. * * * * * Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause— Gender identity has the meaning given by the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and is found at www.dol.gov/ofccp/LGBT/LGBT_ FAQs.html. Sexual orientation has the meaning given by the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and is found at www.dol.gov/ofccp/LGBT/LGBT_ FAQs.html. United States means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Wake Island. * * * * * (c)(1) The Contractor shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. * * * (2) The Contractor shall take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. * * * * * * * * (4) The Contractor shall, in all solicitations or advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf of the Contractor, state that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES3 * * * * * ■ 10. Amend section 52.222–27 by— ■ a. Revising the date of the clause; ■ b. Revising the introductory text of paragraph (a) and the definitions ‘‘Covered area’’, ‘‘Deputy Assistant Secretary’’, ‘‘Employer identification number’’, and the introductory text of the definition ‘‘Minority’’; ■ c. Adding to paragraph (a), in alphabetical order, the definitions ‘‘Gender identity’’ and ‘‘Sexual orientation’’; and ■ d. Revising paragraph (j) to read as follows: 52.222–27 Affirmative Action Compliance Requirements for Construction. * * * VerDate Sep<11>2014 * * 21:58 Apr 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 Affirmative Action Compliance Requirements for Construction (Apr 2015) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause— Covered area means the geographical area described in the solicitation for this contract. Deputy Assistant Secretary means the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, or a designee. Employer identification number means the Federal Social Security number used on the employer’s quarterly Federal tax return, U.S. Treasury Department Form 941. Gender identity has the meaning given by the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and is found at www.dol.gov/ofccp/LGBT/LGBT_ FAQs.html. Minority means— * * * Sexual orientation has the meaning given by the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and is found at www.dol.gov/ofccp/LGBT/LGBT_ FAQs.html. * * * * * (j) The Contractor shall not use goals or affirmative action standards to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. * * * * * 11. Revise section 52.222–29 to read as follows: ■ 52.222–29 Notification of visa denial. As prescribed in 22.810(g), insert the following clause: Notification of Visa Denial (Apr 2015) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause— Gender identity has the meaning given by the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and is found at www.dol.gov/ofccp/LGBT/LGBT_ FAQs.html. Sexual orientation has the meaning given by the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and is found at www.dol.gov/ofccp/LGBT/LGBT_ FAQs.html. (b) Requirement to notify. (1) It is a violation of Executive Order 11246 for a Contractor to refuse to employ any applicant or not to assign any person hired in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or Wake Island, on the basis that the individual’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin is not compatible with the policies of the country where or for whom the work will be performed (41 CFR 60–1.10). (2) The Contractor shall notify the U.S. Department of State, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM), 2201 C Street NW., Room 6212, Washington, DC 20520, and the U.S. Department of Labor, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Federal Contract Compliance, when it has knowledge of any employee or potential employee being denied an entry visa to a country where this contract will be performed, and it believes PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 the denial is attributable to the race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin of the employee or potential employee. (End of clause) 12. Amend section 52.244–6 by— a. Revising the date of the clause; b. Redesignating paragraphs (c)(1)(iv) through (xii) as paragraphs (c)(1)(v) through (xiii), respectively; ■ c. Adding a new paragraph (c)(1)(iv); ■ d. Revising newly designated paragraph (c)(1)(v); ■ e. Further redesignating newly designated paragraphs (c)(1)(xi) through (xiii) as paragraphs (c)(1)(xii) through (xiv); and ■ f. Adding a new paragraph (c)(1)(xi) to read as follows: ■ ■ ■ 52.244–6 Items. * * Subcontracts for Commercial * * * Subcontracts for Commercial Items (Apr 2015) * * * * * (c)(1) * * * (iv) 52.222–21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). (v) 52.222–26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). * * * * * (xi) 52.222–55, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors (E.O. 13658) (Dec 2014). * * * * * [FR Doc. 2015–08309 Filed 4–8–15; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Chapter 1 [Docket No. FAR 2015–0051, Sequence 1] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2005–81; Small Entity Compliance Guide Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Small Entity Compliance Guide. AGENCY: This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10APR3.SGM 10APR3 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 69 / Friday, April 10, 2015 / Rules and Regulations summary of the rule appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005–81, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further information regarding this rule by referring to FAC 2005–81, which precedes this document. These documents are also available via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov. DATES: April 10, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact the 19509 analyst whose name appears in the table below. Please cite FAC 2005–81 and the FAR case number. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202–501–4755. Rule Listed in FAC 2005–81 Subject FARCase Analyst *Further Amendments to Equal Employment Opportunity (Interim) ....................................................................... 2015–013 Loeb Summary for the FAR rule follows. For the actual revisions and/or amendments made by this FAR case, refer to the specific item number and subject set forth in the document following this item summary. FAC 2005–81 amends the FAR as specified below: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I—Further Amendments to Equal Employment Opportunity (FAR Case 2015–013) mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES3 DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Executive Order (E.O.) 13672, entitled ‘‘Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:58 Apr 09, 2015 Jkt 235001 Government, and Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity’’. E.O. 13672 was signed July 21, 2014. This interim rule is also implementing a final rule issued by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs of the Department of Labor, which was published in the Federal Register at 79 FR 72985 on December 9, 2014, Implementation of Executive Order 13672 Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity by Contractors and Subcontractors. Executive Order 11246, dated September 24, 1965, established requirements for non-discriminatory practices in hiring and employment for PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 9990 Federal contractors and subcontractors. The bases of discrimination prohibited by E.O. 11246 are race, color, religion, sex, and national origin. E.O. 13672 adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the prohibited bases of discrimination established by Executive Order 11246. There is no significant impact on small entities imposed by the FAR rule. Dated: April 7, 2015. William Clark, Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2015–08306 Filed 4–8–15; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P E:\FR\FM\10APR3.SGM 10APR3

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 69 (Friday, April 10, 2015)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 19508-19509]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-08306]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Chapter 1

[Docket No. FAR 2015-0051, Sequence 1]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 
2005-81; Small Entity Compliance Guide

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Small Entity Compliance Guide.

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SUMMARY: This document is issued under the joint authority of DOD, GSA, 
and NASA. This Small Entity Compliance Guide has been prepared in 
accordance with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory 
Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. It consists of a

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summary of the rule appearing in Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 
2005-81, which amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). An 
asterisk (*) next to a rule indicates that a regulatory flexibility 
analysis has been prepared. Interested parties may obtain further 
information regarding this rule by referring to FAC 2005-81, which 
precedes this document. These documents are also available via the 
Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

DATES: April 10, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For clarification of content, contact 
the analyst whose name appears in the table below. Please cite FAC 
2005-81 and the FAR case number. For information pertaining to status 
or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat at 202-
501-4755.

Rule Listed in FAC 2005-81

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                Subject                     FARCase          Analyst
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*Further Amendments to Equal                  2015-013             Loeb
 Employment Opportunity (Interim).....
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary for the FAR rule follows. For the 
actual revisions and/or amendments made by this FAR case, refer to the 
specific item number and subject set forth in the document following 
this item summary. FAC 2005-81 amends the FAR as specified below:

I--Further Amendments to Equal Employment Opportunity (FAR Case 2015-
013)

    DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing an interim rule amending the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement Executive Order (E.O.) 13672, 
entitled ``Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal 
Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and Executive Order 
11246, Equal Employment Opportunity''. E.O. 13672 was signed July 21, 
2014. This interim rule is also implementing a final rule issued by the 
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs of the Department of 
Labor, which was published in the Federal Register at 79 FR 72985 on 
December 9, 2014, Implementation of Executive Order 13672 Prohibiting 
Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity by 
Contractors and Subcontractors.
    Executive Order 11246, dated September 24, 1965, established 
requirements for non-discriminatory practices in hiring and employment 
for Federal contractors and subcontractors. The bases of discrimination 
prohibited by E.O. 11246 are race, color, religion, sex, and national 
origin. E.O. 13672 adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the 
prohibited bases of discrimination established by Executive Order 
11246. There is no significant impact on small entities imposed by the 
FAR rule.

    Dated: April 7, 2015.
William Clark,
Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy.
[FR Doc. 2015-08306 Filed 4-8-15; 11:15 am]
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