Federal government contractors must comply with new Privacy Act training procedures due to a final rule passed by the United States Department of Defense, General Service Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Federal contractors are now required to meet training obligations to address the protection of privacy with the Privacy Act of 1974 and the handling and safeguarding of personally identifiable information. These new regulations became effective on January 19, 2017. To make sure that an individual is in full compliance with these rules, it is often a good idea to contact a knowledgeable government contracts attorneywho can help to make sure that you are in full compliance.
What hiring practices, including LGBT discrimination, are now banned for federal government contractors?
Obama made headlines recently when he issued an executive order banning LGBT discrimination against by federal employees and contractors. Before signing the order, Obama succinctly summarized his rationale stating “[a]merica's federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people.”