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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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Department of Labor FY 2009 Buy American Act Report

The Vice President
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Mr. Vice President:

In accordance with the Buy American Act, as amended by Section 8306 of Public Law 110-28, the U. S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act of 2007, the Department of Labor (DOL) submits the FY 2009 Buy American Act Report.The Act requires that Federal agencies report the amount of acquisitions made by the agency from entities that manufacture the articles, materials, or supplies outside of the United States in that fiscal year.

In compliance with the requirement stated above, the Department provides the following information for FY 2009:

1. Provide the dollar value of any articles, materials, or supplies purchased that were manufactured outside of the United States:

Response: To our knowledge, the Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) received a shipment of shirts valued at $20,346.40, for use in an MSHA training exercise. Upon receipt of the shirts, it was determined that they were manufactured outside the United States and did not conform to MSHA's specifications.

2. Provide an itemized list of all waivers granted with respect to such articles, materials, or supplies under the Buy American Act (41 U.S.C. 10a et seq.);

Response: Not applicable; waivers were not granted by the Department of Labor during FY 2009.

3. Provide a summary of the total procurement funds spent on goods manufactured in the United States versus funds spent on goods manufactured outside of the United States.

Response: The Department of Labor spent $11,308,465.14 on goods manufactured in the United States versus $20,346.40 on goods manufactured outside of the United States. The $11,308,465.14 figure was derived from the Federal Procurement Data System, the official system for recording procurement data.

This information is available to the public on the Department's homepage (www.dol.gov). If you have any questions concerning this information, your staff may contact Al Stewart, Director of the Business Operations Center, on (202) 693-4028.

Sincerely,

T. Michael Kerr
Assistant Secretary for
Administration and Management


The Honorable Joseph I. Lieberman
Chairman
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Mr. Chairman:

In accordance with the Buy American Act, as amended by Section 8306 of Public Law 110-28, the U. S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act of 2007, the Department of Labor (DOL) submits the FY 2009 Buy American Act Report.The Act requires that Federal agencies report the amount of acquisitions made by the agency from entities that manufacture the articles, materials, or supplies outside of the United States in that fiscal year.

In compliance with the requirement stated above, the Department provides the following information for FY 2009:

1. Provide the dollar value of any articles, materials, or supplies purchased that were manufactured outside of the United States:

Response: To our knowledge, the Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) received a shipment of shirts valued at $20,346.40, for use in an MSHA training exercise. Upon receipt of the shirts, it was determined that they were manufactured outside the United States and did not conform to MSHA's specifications.

2. Provide an itemized list of all waivers granted with respect to such articles, materials, or supplies under the Buy American Act (41 U.S.C. 10a et seq.);

Response: Not applicable; waivers were not granted by the Department of Labor during FY 2009.

3. Provide a summary of the total procurement funds spent on goods manufactured in the United States versus funds spent on goods manufactured outside of the United States.

Response: The Department of Labor spent $11,308,465.14 on goods manufactured in the United States versus $20,346.40 on goods manufactured outside of the United States. The $11,308,465.14 figure was derived from the Federal Procurement Data System, the official system for recording procurement data.

This information is available to the public on the Department's homepage (www.dol.gov). If you have any questions concerning this information, your staff may contact Al Stewart, Director of the Business Operations Center, on (202) 693-4028.

Sincerely,

T. Michael Kerr
Assistant Secretary for
Administration and Management