DATE: March 23, 2001

SUBJECT: Department of Labor; Rescission of Regulations on Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers

SOURCE: Federal Register, March 23, 2001, Vol. 66, No. 57, page 16126

AGENCIES: Department of Labor (DOL)

ACTION: Final Rule

SYNOPSIS: On February 17, 2001, President Bush issued Executive Order 13204, which revoked Executive Order 12933 of October 20, 1994, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Certain Contracts; directed the Secretary of Labor to rescind the regulations and policies implementing Executive Order 12933; and ordered the termination of all investigations or other compliance actions based on Executive Order 12933. In compliance with Executive Order 13204, DOL is issuing a final rule rescinding the regulations implementing Executive Order 12933.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on Executive Order 13204, see the February 22, 2001, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "Executive Order 13204, Revocation of Executive Order on Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Certain Contracts."

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 23, 2001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Helm, Team Leader, Government Contracts Team, Office of Enforcement Policy, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S3018, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210; 202-693-0064.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Executive Order 12933 provided that workers on a building service contract for a public building be given the right of first refusal for employment with a successor contractor if they would otherwise lose their jobs as a result of termination of the contract. The implementing regulations were in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 9. With the signing of Executive Order 13204 rescinding Executive Order 12933, the authority for these regulations no longer exists, so 29 CFR Part 9 is removed. The rescission of these regulations extend to all investigations or other compliance actions based on Executive Order 12933.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.

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