National Aeronautics and Space Administration May 28, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Removal of Obsolete Regulations
Document Number: 2015-12914
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-05-28
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Agencies and Commissions
This direct final rule makes non-substantive changes by removing regulations that are captured in NASA internal requirements. The revisions to this rule are part of NASA's retrospective plan completed in August 2011 under Executive Order (E.O.) 13563. NASA's full plan can be accessed on the Agency's open Government Web site at
Federal Acquisition Regulation; Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces
Document Number: 2015-12560
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-05-28
Agency: Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Agencies and Commissions, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement the Executive Order ``Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces'', which is designed to improve contractor compliance with labor laws and increase efficiency and cost savings in Federal contracting. The Executive Order (E.O.) requires that prospective and existing contractors disclose certain labor violations and that contracting officers, in consultation with labor compliance advisors, consider the disclosures, including any mitigating circumstances, as part of their decision to award or extend a contract. The E.O. directs agencies to include clauses in their contracts that require similar disclosures by certain subcontractors so their prime contractors can also consider labor violations when determining the responsibility of subcontractors. The E.O. further requires that processes be established to assist contractors and subcontractors to come into compliance with labor laws. To achieve paycheck transparency for workers, the E.O. requires contractors and subcontractors to provide individuals with information each pay period regarding how they are paid and to provide notice to those workers whom they treat as independent contractors. The E.O. also addresses arbitration of employee claims. This proposed rule, and proposed Guidance being issued simultaneously by the Department of Labor (DOL), are intended to implement the E.O.'s requirements.
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