TO: Procurement Directors/Contracting Officers
Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division
Office of Policy
Office of Acquisition Management
SUBJECT: Hurricane Harvey National Interest Exemption
SUMMARY: On August 31, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of
Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a temporary exemption
from certain federal contracting requirements.
For a period of three months, subject to possible extension, new Federal contracts
to provide Hurricane-Harvey relief efforts should contain a provision exempting
the contractor from having to develop written affirmation action programs as
required by Executive Order 11246; The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment
Assistance Act; and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
The memorandum implementing the relief is attached to this policy flash and is
also posted on OFCCP’s homepage at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/. The
memorandum contains modifications to the equal opportunity clauses in FAR
sections that Federal contracting agencies may utilize in contracts entered into
specifically to provide Hurricane Harvey relief.
Questions concerning this policy flash should be directed to Lawrence Butler of
the Contract and Financial Assistance Policy Division, at
email@example.com or (202) 287-1945.