NDIA applauds removal of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule


ARLINGTON, VA – Calling it “costly, unnecessary and unworkable,” the National Defense Industrial Association has issued the following statement supporting the Nov. 6 removal of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule from the Federal Acquisition Regulation:

Actions Monday, Nov. 6, by the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council and the Labor Department removed the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces rule from the Federal Acquisition Regulation and rescinded its implementing guidance. This follows passage of H.J. Res. 37, a resolution disapproving the rule pursuant to the Congressional Review Act, and rescission of the original Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order earlier this year.

For more than two years, NDIA has been vocal in its opposition to the rule, commonly referred to as the “blacklisting rule,” finding it costly, unnecessary and unworkable.

NDIA participated in industry comments on the original proposed rule, supported legislative actions in the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act to block its implementation, and supported the Congressional Review Act resolutions in both the House and Senate.

NDIA also has expressed concerns with Section 830 of the Senate-passed National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, which would effectively reinstate Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces in violation of the Congressional Review Act resolution.

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