Guidance for Executive Order 13673, “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces”, 51358 [2017-23588]

Download as PDF 51358 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 213 / Monday, November 6, 2017 / Rules and Regulations [FR Doc. 2017–24111 Filed 11–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary 48 CFR Parts 22 and 52 ZRIN 1290–ZA02 Guidance for Executive Order 13673, ‘‘Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces’’ Department of Labor. ACTION: Final guidance; rescission. AGENCY: Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress has passed, and the President has signed, Public Law 115–11, a resolution of disapproval of the rule promulgated by the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration to implement Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, as amended (the ‘‘Order’’). Additionally, the President has issued an Executive Order revoking the Order, and directing all executive departments and agencies, as appropriate and to the extent consistent with law, to consider promptly rescinding any orders, rules, regulations, guidance, guidelines, or policies implementing or enforcing the Order. Accordingly, the Department of Labor is rescinding its guidance on the Order, published on August 25, 2016. DATES: Effective November 6, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Swirsky, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–2312, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–5959 (this is not a toll-free number). Copies of this notice may be obtained in alternative formats (large print, Braille, audio tape or disc), upon request, by calling (202) 693–5959 (this is not a toll-free number). TTY/ TDD callers may dial toll-free [1–877– 889–5627] to obtain information or request materials in alternative formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 31, 2014, President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces. 79 FR 45309. Executive Order 13673 was amended twice, first by section 3 of Executive Order 13683 on December 11, 2014, 79 FR 75041, and again by Executive Order 13738 on August 23, 2016, 81 FR 58807. The Order directed the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (‘‘FAR Council’’) to amend its regulations consistent with the Order’s requirements, and directed the Secretary Pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:44 Nov 03, 2017 Jkt 244001 of Labor (‘‘Secretary’’) to develop guidance to assist agencies in implementing the Order. After notice and comment, the final rule and guidance were published on August 25, 2016. 81 FR 58562 (FAR Council’s rule); 81 FR 58654 (Secretary’s guidance). On October 24, 2016, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction partially enjoining the FAR Council’s rule and the Secretary’s guidance. See Associated Builders & Contractors of Se. Texas v. Rung, No. 1:16–CV–425, 2016 WL 8188655 (E.D. Tex. Oct. 24, 2016). On October 25, 2016, the FAR Council issued a memorandum directing that all steps necessary be taken to ensure that the enjoined provisions of the rule would not be implemented while the injunction was in force. On December 16, 2016, the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration, on behalf of the FAR Council, amended the FAR Council’s rule to conform to the district court’s injunction. 81 FR 91636. On March 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed Public Law 115–11, a resolution of disapproval of the FAR Council’s rule under the Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq. The resolution had previously passed the House of Representatives on February 2, 2017 and the Senate on March 6, 2017. See 163 Cong. Rec. S1601 (daily ed. Mar. 6, 2017); 163 Cong. Rec. H907 (daily ed. Feb. 2, 2017). Under the Congressional Review Act, a rule shall not take effect or continue if a joint resolution of disapproval of the rule is enacted. 5 U.S.C. 801(b)(1). Additionally, on March 27, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13782, revoking Executive Order 13673, section 3 of Executive Order 13683, and Executive Order 13738, and directing all executive departments and agencies, ‘‘as appropriate and to the extent consistent with law, [to] consider promptly rescinding any orders, rules, regulations, guidance, guidelines, or policies implementing or enforcing the revoked Executive Orders and revoked provision[.]’’ 82 FR 15607. Accordingly, the Secretary is hereby rescinding the guidance on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, published on August 25, 2016. 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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary

48 CFR Parts 22 and 52

ZRIN 1290-ZA02


Guidance for Executive Order 13673, ``Fair Pay and Safe 
Workplaces''

AGENCY: Department of Labor.

ACTION: Final guidance; rescission.

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SUMMARY: Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress has passed, and 
the President has signed, Public Law 115-11, a resolution of 
disapproval of the rule promulgated by the Department of Defense, 
General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration to implement Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe 
Workplaces, as amended (the ``Order''). Additionally, the President has 
issued an Executive Order revoking the Order, and directing all 
executive departments and agencies, as appropriate and to the extent 
consistent with law, to consider promptly rescinding any orders, rules, 
regulations, guidance, guidelines, or policies implementing or 
enforcing the Order. Accordingly, the Department of Labor is rescinding 
its guidance on the Order, published on August 25, 2016.

DATES: Effective November 6, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Swirsky, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-2312, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-
5959 (this is not a toll-free number). Copies of this notice may be 
obtained in alternative formats (large print, Braille, audio tape or 
disc), upon request, by calling (202) 693-5959 (this is not a toll-free 
number). TTY/TDD callers may dial toll-free [1-877-889-5627] to obtain 
information or request materials in alternative formats.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 31, 2014, President Barack Obama 
issued Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces. 79 FR 
45309. Executive Order 13673 was amended twice, first by section 3 of 
Executive Order 13683 on December 11, 2014, 79 FR 75041, and again by 
Executive Order 13738 on August 23, 2016, 81 FR 58807. The Order 
directed the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (``FAR Council'') 
to amend its regulations consistent with the Order's requirements, and 
directed the Secretary of Labor (``Secretary'') to develop guidance to 
assist agencies in implementing the Order. After notice and comment, 
the final rule and guidance were published on August 25, 2016. 81 FR 
58562 (FAR Council's rule); 81 FR 58654 (Secretary's guidance). On 
October 24, 2016, the United States District Court for the Eastern 
District of Texas issued a preliminary injunction partially enjoining 
the FAR Council's rule and the Secretary's guidance. See Associated 
Builders & Contractors of Se. Texas v. Rung, No. 1:16-CV-425, 2016 WL 
8188655 (E.D. Tex. Oct. 24, 2016). On October 25, 2016, the FAR Council 
issued a memorandum directing that all steps necessary be taken to 
ensure that the enjoined provisions of the rule would not be 
implemented while the injunction was in force. On December 16, 2016, 
the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and 
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, on behalf of the FAR 
Council, amended the FAR Council's rule to conform to the district 
court's injunction. 81 FR 91636.
    On March 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed Public Law 115-11, 
a resolution of disapproval of the FAR Council's rule under the 
Congressional Review Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq. The resolution had 
previously passed the House of Representatives on February 2, 2017 and 
the Senate on March 6, 2017. See 163 Cong. Rec. S1601 (daily ed. Mar. 
6, 2017); 163 Cong. Rec. H907 (daily ed. Feb. 2, 2017). Under the 
Congressional Review Act, a rule shall not take effect or continue if a 
joint resolution of disapproval of the rule is enacted. 5 U.S.C. 
801(b)(1). Additionally, on March 27, 2017, President Trump issued 
Executive Order 13782, revoking Executive Order 13673, section 3 of 
Executive Order 13683, and Executive Order 13738, and directing all 
executive departments and agencies, ``as appropriate and to the extent 
consistent with law, [to] consider promptly rescinding any orders, 
rules, regulations, guidance, guidelines, or policies implementing or 
enforcing the revoked Executive Orders and revoked provision[.]'' 82 FR 
15607. Accordingly, the Secretary is hereby rescinding the guidance on 
Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces, published on August 25, 2016. In a 
separate entry published in today's Federal Register, the Department of 
Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and 
Space Administration, on behalf of the FAR Council, are rescinding the 
FAR Council's rule.

    Signed this 13th day of October, 2017.
R. Alexander Acosta,
Secretary, U.S. Department of Labor.
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