OFCCP Issues a National Interest Exemption to Facilitate Response Efforts for COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued a temporary exemption from certain federal contracting requirements. For a period of three months, from March 17, 2020 to June 17, 2020, subject to possible extension, new federal contracts to provide COVID-19 relief efforts will be exempt from several obligations under Executive Order 11246; the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act; and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.