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Download as PDF 65466 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 244 / Thursday, December 20, 2018 / Rules and Regulations and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ACTION: NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION SUMMARY: Summary presentation of a final rule. 48 CFR Chapter 1 [Docket No. FAR 2018–0001, Sequence No. 6] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 2019–01; Introduction Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), AGENCY: This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2019–01. A companion document, the Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including the SECG, is available via the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. For effective date see the separate document, which follows. DATES: Ms. Cecelia Davis, Procurement Analyst, at 202–219–0202 for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202–501–4755. Please cite FAC 2019– 01, FAR case 2015–017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: RULE LISTED IN FAC 2019–01 Subject FAR case Combating Trafficking in Persons—Definition of ‘‘Recruitment Fees’’ ................................................................... A 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 2019–01 amends the FAR as follows: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Combating Trafficking in Persons— Definition of ‘‘Recruitment Fees’’ (FAR Case 2015–017) khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES2 This final rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to provide a definition of ‘‘recruitment fees’’ in FAR subpart 22.17 and the associated clause at FAR 52.222–50 to further implement the FAR policy on combating trafficking in persons. One element in combating trafficking in persons is to prohibit contractors from charging employees or potential employees recruitment fees. This final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2019– 01 is issued under the authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General Services, and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Unless otherwise specified, all Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other directive material contained in FAC 2019–01 is effective December 20, 2018 except for FAR Case 2015–017, which is effective January 22, 2019. Dated: December 10, 2018. William F. Clark, Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy. Dated: December 14, 2018. Kim Herrington, Acting Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting. Dated: December 11, 2018. Jeffrey A. Koses, Senior Procurement Executive/Deputy CAO, Office of Acquisition Policy, U.S. General Services Administration. Dated: December 13, 2018. William G. Roets, II, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Procurement National Aeronautics and Space Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–27540 Filed 12–19–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 48 CFR Parts 22 and 52 [FAC 2019–01; FAR Case 2015–017; Docket No. 2015–0017; Sequence No. 1] RIN 9000–AN02 Federal Acquisition Regulation: Combating Trafficking in Persons— Definition of ‘‘Recruitment Fees’’ Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:46 Dec 19, 2018 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4701 Sfmt 4700 2015–017 Analyst Davis. and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Final rule. DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to provide a definition of ‘‘recruitment fees’’ to further implement the FAR policy on combating trafficking in persons. One element in combating trafficking in persons is to prohibit contractors from charging employees recruitment fees. DATES: Effective Date: January 22, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cecelia L. Davis, Procurement Analyst, at 202–219–0202 for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202–501–4755. Please cite FAC 2019– 01, FAR Case 2015–017. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background This rulemaking is intended to clarify the prohibition on the charging of recruitment fees set forth in FAR subpart 22.17 and clause 52.222–50. This regulatory language reflects a final rule published by DoD, GSA, and NASA on January 29, 2015 (FAR Case 2013– 001, 80 FR 4967) to implement Executive Order (E.O.) 13627, entitled ‘‘Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts,’’ and title XVII of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, entitled ‘‘Ending Trafficking in Government Contracting.’’ Pursuant to FAR 22.1703(a) and 52.222–50(b), E:\FR\FM\20DER2.SGM 20DER2

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

48 CFR Chapter 1

[Docket No. FAR 2018-0001, Sequence No. 6]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Federal Acquisition Circular 
2019-01; Introduction

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

ACTION: Summary presentation of a final rule.

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SUMMARY: This document summarizes the Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) rule agreed to by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the 
Defense Acquisition Regulations Council (Councils) in this Federal 
Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2019-01. A companion document, the Small 
Entity Compliance Guide (SECG), follows this FAC. The FAC, including 
the SECG, is available via the internet at http://www.regulations.gov.

DATES: For effective date see the separate document, which follows.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cecelia Davis, Procurement 
Analyst, at 202-219-0202 for clarification of content. For information 
pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory 
Secretariat Division at 202-501-4755. Please cite FAC 2019-01, FAR case 
2015-017.


                       Rule Listed in FAC 2019-01
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             Subject                 FAR case             Analyst
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Combating Trafficking in                2015-017  Davis.
 Persons--Definition of
 ``Recruitment Fees''.
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A 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 2019-01 amends the FAR as follows:

Combating Trafficking in Persons--Definition of ``Recruitment Fees'' 
(FAR Case 2015-017)

    This final rule amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to 
provide a definition of ``recruitment fees'' in FAR subpart 22.17 and 
the associated clause at FAR 52.222-50 to further implement the FAR 
policy on combating trafficking in persons. One element in combating 
trafficking in persons is to prohibit contractors from charging 
employees or potential employees recruitment fees.
    This final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities.

    Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2019-01 is issued under the 
authority of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator of General 
Services, and the Administrator for the National Aeronautics and 
Space Administration.
    Unless otherwise specified, all Federal Acquisition Regulation 
(FAR) and other directive material contained in FAC 2019-01 is 
effective December 20, 2018 except for FAR Case 2015-017, which is 
effective January 22, 2019.


    Dated: December 10, 2018.
William F. Clark,
Director, Office of Government-wide Acquisition Policy, Office of 
Acquisition Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.
    Dated: December 14, 2018.
Kim Herrington,
Acting Principal Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting.
    Dated: December 11, 2018.
Jeffrey A. Koses,
Senior Procurement Executive/Deputy CAO, Office of Acquisition Policy, 
U.S. General Services Administration.
    Dated: December 13, 2018.
William G. Roets, II,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Procurement National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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