Hello and thank you for joining us for our first thirteen Episodes of Fun with the FAR Season 10!
Our next session will cover: FAR Part 22 (Application of Labor Laws to Government Acquisitions)
and FAR Part 23 (Env’t, Energy and Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Techs., Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace

As we prepare for our fourteenth episode of Season 10, here are a few FAR Facts for us to think about

  • Agencies shall remain impartial concerning any dispute between labor and contractor management and not undertake the conciliation, mediation, or arbitration of a labor dispute. FAR 22.101-1(b)(1).
  • As a general rule, contractors are required to perform contracts, so far as practicable, without using overtime. FAR 22.103-2.
  • CO approval of payment of overtime premiums is required for time-and-material and labor- hour contracts but is not required for paying premiums under other types of contracts (such as cost reimbursement contracts). FAR 22.103-4(c) and (d).
  • Unless included in an exempt category (see FAR 22.1903(b)(2)), all workers performing on or “in connection with” a federal government contract must be paid at least $15.00/hour. FAR 22.1902.
  • The Drug Free Workplace Act clause set forth at FAR 52.223-6 is not required in contracts for the acquisition of commercial items or work performed outside the United States and its outlying areas. FAR 23.501.