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In the government world of acronyms, NDAA is one that businesses, especially government contractors, should know and understand. The NDAA or National Defense Authorization Act is a piece of legislation that has passed Congress for the past 52 consecutive years. It is one of the very few bills that has been enacted annually (which says a lot about the importance of this bill). Although the intent of the NDAA is to establish policies and funding levels for the Department of Defense, because it is considered a “must-pass” bill, legislators often include unrelated provisions in the bill in an effort to advance these provisions.
In our prior blog post titled Compensable Time: Do Employers Have To Pay Employees For Time Spent Going Through Security, we reported that the United States Supreme Court had just heard oral arguments in the case of Busk v. Integrity Solutions, Inc., a Ninth Circuit case that presented the question of whether employers are required to compensate employees for the time spent going through security (in Busk, the security screenings were post-shift screenings that all employees were required to complete before leaving the premises). Yesterday, in a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court held that under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), time spent by employees waiting to undergo and undergoing security screenings is not compensable.
FAR Proposed Rule: FAPIIS Reporting To Include Information on Immediate Owners, Subsidiaries and Predecessors
On December 5, 2014, in order to implement Section 852 of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council issued a proposed rule modifying contractor reporting requirements in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity System (FAPIIS). FAPIIS, which has been in existence since 2010, provides information regarding the business ethics and quality of prospective contractors competing for Federal Contracts. Section 852 of the 2013 NDAA modifies contractor reporting requirements in FAPIIS by adding a general requirement that "information in the database on [corporations] shall, to the extent practicable, include information on any parent, subsidiary, or successor entities to the corporation in a manner designed to give the acquisition officials using the database a comprehensive understanding of the performance and integrity of the corporation."
Holomua Consulting Group will be presenting a series of workshops covering various topics critical to the growth and success of small to medium-sized businesses in the federal contracting industry. The goal of these workshops is to provide attendees with information on a wide range of topics which are applicable and relevant to government contractors.
We are in the process of finalizing the details (dates, location, etc.) and workshop schedule for the rest of 2015, but the first workshop of the 2015 Workshop Series has been set. The first workshop in the Workshop Series will be free of charge and will be held on January 21, 2015 from 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. at the Honolulu International Airport Interisland Terminal Conference Center. The Conference Center is located on the top level (7th Floor) of the interisland parking structure. This first workshop will provide an introduction to government contracting and small business set-aside programs, including the 8(a) Business Development program administered by the SBA.
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