This course has been approved for 12.5 CLE or HRCI credits! 

Why You Should Attend the Professional Services Council SCA Training

The Service Contract Act is one of the most technically challenging aspects of competing for the award of, and successfully administering a federal service contract. SCA sets minimum pay and benefit rates for many service occupations.

The SCA affects many different decisions made by many different people in a company. Everyone, from executive leadership to proposal writers, to accountants, project managers, and human resource specialists, needs to be conversant with the requirements of the act. This course will give your staff the knowledge to be SCA-savvy in opportunity identification, capture strategy, bid/no-bid decisions, contract pricing, contract price adjustments, wage determinations, and fringe benefit calculations.

This training conference is also your chance to spend time with the regulators who oversee your company's SCA-covered activities, and to interact with seasoned industry experts in SCA administration.

You will leave with a thorough knowledge of regulations, a deep understanding of how the regulations are enforced, and the ability to implement industry “best practices” in your company's compliance activities. In addition, you will be provided up-to-date information on the most critical issues relating to the SCA.

Attendees will be provided a very complete training manual that includes copies of the presentations and contact information for presenters and other relevant agency personnel. PSC will also facilitate the ability of course attendees to contact all of the presenters, post-conference, for follow-up questions and comments.

Who Should Attend

  • Contracts & Business Development personnel responsible for researching and preparing contract proposals, cost estimates, contract invoices, and requests for contract price adjustments
  • Program managers, project managers, finance managers, and any other personnel responsible for contract performance 
  • Human resources and payroll personnel, and others responsible for employee classification decisions, wages, benefits, and other compensation  
  • Labor relations and other personnel responsible for negotiating and administering collective bargaining agreements or federal labor law enforcement; and labor organization representatives 
  • Legal advisors and other management personnel 
  • Federal contracting agency contracting officers responsible for administering agency requirements under the Federal Acquisition Regulations and related regulations and statutes.

For every seven registrants from the same company, the eighth registrant is FREE

November 4-5, 2014

NRECA Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22203


Member Price: $945

Non-Member Price: $1095

***No refunds 7 business days prior to training start date. Transfers to another individual or to a later session are permitted.

Prices include breakfasts and lunches.

If you require an overnight stay, click here to access our special members-only room rate at the Holiday Inn nearby!

PSC prefers to limit the number of attendees to the SCA training sessions to help facilitate more interaction with the instructors. There will be an additional $200 on-site registration fee if you do not register on-line in advance.

For more information, contact Jean Tarascio at or by phone at 703-875-8059.


This training is led by Al Corvigno (with almost 40 years of industry experience with Lockheed Martin, Loral, Ford Aerospace and Ford Motor Company) and Diane Truman (with almost 40 years experience in the Department of Labor and as a defense agency labor advisor), with presenters from the Department of Labor.

Training Details

Day 1: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Day 2: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
(breakfast and lunch provided - Contact Melissa Phillips if you have special dietary needs.)

The program begins with an overview of the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act, its applicability, and how it relates to other labor laws. In addition to the basic provisions of SCA and related contract labor standards, the course will address employee classifications; collective bargaining agreements under SCA Sec. 4(c); payment of wages and benefits, hours worked; compliance procedures; contract proposals and contract price adjustments; challenging Department of Labor decisions; and communicating contract labor standards issues with federal procurement officials. Attendees will also be offered up-to-date information on issues pertinent to the most significant cost factors in service contracting.