The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has temporarily suspended certain requirements, “allowing businesses involved in wildfire relief the ability to prioritize recovery efforts.”
This follows action by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) which announced plans to assist those affected by the California wildfires. The DOL’s actions include relief efforts by a number of agencies.
In a national interest exemption memorandum to all contracting agencies of the federal government, OFCCP Acting Director Craig Leen cited the “special circumstances in the national interest presented by the destruction caused by California Wildfires” as the reason behind the institution of a limited exemption and waiver from some of the requirements of the laws administered by OFCCP.
The memorandum applies to new supply and service and construction contracts entered into between November 19, 2018, and February 19, 2019, specifically to provide California wildfire relief.
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