Updated: Jun 24, 2020
Attention federal contractors: As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread throughout the United States, the federal government is actively contracting with the private sector to help. You may have seen that the OFCCP Director, Craig Leen, released a March 17, 2020 memorandum granting a limited National Interest Exemption (NIE) and waiver from some of the federal contractor regulations administered by OFCCP. To be clear, the waiver only applies to any new supply and service or construction contract entered into specifically to provide coronavirus relief. The waiver lasts for a period of 3 months, March 17, 2020 to June 17, 2020 (may be extended). Look for the exemption clauses from the memorandum to verify that this situation applies to any new contracts you may sign. As always, call Arbor with any questions.