This course has been approved for 13 CLE or HRCI credits
The Service Contract Act (SCA) and the regulations implementing SCA are some of the most challenging requirements for contractors and for contracting agencies involved in federal contracts for services. If you are competing for the award of a service contract, or performing a service contract and administering your responsibilities under SCA, this two-day course is critical to understanding SCA and ensuring fair competition and full compliance throughout performance of the awarded contract.
PSC’s updated and enhanced “2017 Service Contract Act Training” teaches the fundamental requirements of SCA as it affects preparation of proposals, wage determinations, classifications and conformances for missing classifications, staffing, pricing, out-year price adjustments, response to payroll audits and worker inquiries, administering SCA provisions as they apply to collective bargaining agreements, and numerous other issues on service contracting.
The course is designed to provide important information for all personnel in your company whose work may involve covered service workers. All of these persons must have relevant knowledge, work together, and communicate with each other in order to be successfully competitive, maintain compliance following award, and avoid unexpected payroll and benefit liabilities.
Highlights of PSC's SCA Course include:
- Instructors include experts with long careers in the service contracting industry, in Department of Labor enforcement programs, as procurement agency advisors on contract labor issues, and legal experts specializing in SCA and related labor issues.
- Attendees participate in interactive exercises, worksheets, and question/answer sessions.
- The presentation will include one-hour panel discussions. Typically PSC invites representatives from the Department of Labor’s national office to discuss their procedures in administering and enforcing SCA (preparation of wage determinations, processing conformances, enforcement statistics, and any questions the attendees offer). PSC also invites procurement agency labor advisors from the Department of Defense, NASA, and other civilian agencies to discuss the agencies’ administration of labor standards on their contracts, including the processing of solicitation and options/extensions where decisions are necessary under SCA and related requirements.
- The current course includes discussion on relevant executive orders, regulatory changes (those that have occurred or may be pending), e.g., Fair Pay and Safe Workplace; new contractor minimum wage requirement; changes to the exemption at 29 CFR Part 541 (salary); interaction with the Affordable Care Act; and the potential changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime requirements.
- Attendees will receive extensive course materials, copies of the presentations, and contact information for post-course follow-up.
PSC maintains constant oversight on executive orders, changes to regulations or enforcement processes, and proposed legislation that would affect our industry. Join PSC and take advantage of this unique member benefit. Visit www.pscouncil.org for information on current issues, PSC’s advocacy on these issues, comments, and membership information.