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  • The White House Will Require Agency Labor Advisors to Oversee Federal Contractors - January 19, 2023
  • Following through on a recommendation from a White House task force on empowering workers, administration officials said the 24 largest agencies must designate labor advisors, and strongly encouraged smaller agencies to do the same.

    Erich Wagner, Government Executive

    The Biden administration will require large federal agencies to designate employees to serve as their labor advisors and oversee federal contractors’ compliance with federal labor and employment laws.

    Labor advisors at federal agencies are career officials who help agency employees and federal contractors follow federal contract, employment and labor laws and liaise with enforcement agencies like the Labor Department. But although federal regulations covering government contracting often stipulate that tasks should be performed by an agency’s labor advisor, there is no requirement that agencies designate an employee to serve in that role, and many operate without one.

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