The bell has sounded. The return of the Clinton Administration’s hoped-for (but never passed into law) government contracts “Blacklisting” regulations is seemingly soon to be upon us. U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Tom Perez in late March collected comments from all of the many agencies within the US DOL potentially affected by the Blacklisting regulations—including OFCCP– and sent the Department’s collective comments to The White House. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the arm of The White House which controls the review, coordination and authority for all federal agencies to publish regulations, now has DOL’s comments and is consolidating them with the FAR Council’s draft “Blacklisting” Rules awaiting public release.
(When people speak of “The White House” taking an action, they really mean that OMB did something. OMB is “The White House.”… Read more.
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