14 White House executive orders targeting contractors

Yesterday, we reported a story about four trade organizations banding together to tell the White House to stop issuing executive orders that target federal contractors as so many orders are making acquisition far less cost efficient on both sides.

Some commenters requested a list of the executive orders that have been issued under the Obama Administration to date.

Here is that list, courtesy of the Professional Services Council:

  • Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts (1/30/2009)
  • Economy in Government Contracting (1/30/2009)

  • Notification of Employee Rights Under Federal Labor Laws (1/30/2009)

  • Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects (2/6/2009)

  • Focused on Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance (10/5/2009)

  • Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies on Contractor Tax Delinquency (1/20/2010)

  • Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking In Persons In Federal Contracts (9/25/2012)

  • Minimum Wage for Contractors (2/12/2014)

  • Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information (4/8/2014)

  • Presidential Memorandum -- Advancing Pay Equality Through Compensation Data Collection (4/8/14)

  • Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and Executive Order 11246, Equal Employment Opportunity (7/21/2014)

  • Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (7/31/2014)

The Professional Services Council also noted two other executive orders that affect federal contractors as well as others:

  • Executive Order 13513 --Federal Leadership on Reducing Text Messaging while Driving (10/1/2009)
  • Presidential Memorandum - Updating and Modernizing Overtime Regulations (3/13/2014)

In the letter to the White House, the organizations stressed that they agreed with some of these executive orders, but that others increase the costs of doing business with the government by as much as thirty cents of every contract dollar.

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