DATE: December 4, 2015

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-85, Miscellaneous Amendments

SOURCE: Federal Register, December 4, 2015, Vol. 80, No. 233, page 75901

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: Interim and Final Rules

SYNOPSIS: The Federal Acquisition Secretariat is issuing FAC 2005-85 to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in the following subject areas: (1) prohibition on contracting With corporations with delinquent taxes or a felony conviction; (2) further amendments to equal employment opportunity; (3) updating federal contractor reporting of veterans' employment; (4) pilot program for enhancement of contractor employee whistleblower protections; (5) retention periods; (6) establishing a minimum wage for contractors; and (7) a technical amendment.

DATES: The effective date for Items II and IV is December 4, 2015; the effective date for Item V is January 4, 2016; and the effective date for Items I and III is February 26, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on Items I and IV on or before February 2, 2016, by either: (a) the Federal eRulemaking portal at http://www.regulations.gov; or (b) mail: General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), ATTN: Ms. Flowers, 1800 F Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20405-0001. Identify comments on Item I by "FAC 2005-85, FAR Case 2015-011," and comments on Item IV by "FAC 2005-85, FAR Case 2015-036."


      Items I and IV, Cecelia Davis, 202-219-0202.

      Items II, III, and VI, Edward Loeb, 202-501-0650.

      Item V, Curtis Glover, 202-501-1448.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Item I, Prohibition on Contracting With Corporations With Delinquent Taxes or a Felony Conviction

Item II, Further Amendments to Equal Employment Opportunity

Item III, Updating Federal Contractor Reporting of Veterans' Employment

Item IV, Pilot Program for Enhancement of Contractor Employee Whistleblower Protections

Item V, Retention Periods

Item VI, Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors

Item VII, Technical Amendment

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