About the U.S. Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
The Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) applies to contractors doing business with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Among other stipulations, DFARS prohibits the use of human trafficking and forced labor in the supply chains of contractors and subcontractors doing business with the DoD. As with the standard Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), defense contractors and subcontractors must not deny an employee access to their identity or immigration documents, use misleading practices to recruit workers, charge recruitment fees or fail to provide written contracts of employment, among other things.
Compliance With the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
All companies with U.S. DoD contracts or subcontracts for goods or services (other than commercial off-the-shelf-items) to be acquired outside the U.S. must make employees aware of their rights at work, such as the right to receive wages on time and to take breaks. This information should be openly posted in common spaces, along with DoD hotline posters. Further, contracts must include a representation on human trafficking and slavery if the value exceeds the simplified acquisition threshold. Should the contract value exceed $5 million, ‘Combating Trafficking in Persons and Whistleblower Protection’ posters must be posted at all worksites. Non-compliance with the rule could be met with contract termination, federal penalties, criminal or civil investigations, debarment from government contracts and limitations on grant and loan eligibility in the future. For more information DFARS and your compliance requirements, visit the government website.
Automated data collection, validation and management
Increased efficiency in supply chain communications
Demonstrable proof of due diligence
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