FAR Final Rule Implements E.O. 13672 on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity

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On December 4, 2015, DOD, GSA and NASA adopted a Final Rule, effective immediately, amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement (i) President Obama’s Executive Order (EO) 13672, and (ii) the Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Policy (OFCCP)’s implementing Final Rule (previously discussed here). EO 13672 amends EOs 11246 and 11478 to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the prohibited bases of discrimination under the “Equal Opportunity Clause” required in all covered contracts and subcontracts. This new FAR Final Rule follows …read more

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