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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

WH-1503 Displaced Employee Rights on Successor Contracts

Pursuant to Executive Order 13495, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts, all contractors and subcontractors awarded a federal service contract to provide the same or similar services at the same location must, in most circumstances, offer employment to the predecessor contractor’s employees in positions for which they are qualified. Successor contractors are allowed to reduce the size of the workforce and to give first preference to certain of their current employees.

Where the successor contract is a contract subject to the Executive Order, the contracting officer (or designee) will ensure that the predecessor contractor provides written notice to the eligible employees of the predecessor contractor of their possible right to an offer of employment with the successor contractor. Such notice may either be posted in a conspicuous place at the worksite or may be delivered to the employees individually. An offer of employment may be for any position for which the employee is qualified; the offer need not be for the same position that the employee previously held.

A copy of the poster is available in two versions - for a color printer or black and white printer ( a printer with at least 1 MB of memory is recommended).

A copy of the poster is available in Spanish in two versions - for a color printer or black and white printer ( a printer with at least 1 MB of memory is recommended).

To use this file as a poster for your place of employment, please follow these instructions:

  1. The file is only available in PDF format. In order to view and/or print PDF documents you must have a PDF viewer (e.g., Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® v5 or later) available on your workstation.
  2. Click on the link for the poster (color or black and white) and wait for it to load into the viewer.
  3. To print, click on the printer icon within the Acrobat Reader. Do not use the browser's print feature.
  4. The two printed pages must be taped or pasted together to form an 11 x 17 inch poster.

Poster last revised January 2013