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o   Whistleblower Protections

~ DoD Hotline to report Fraud, Waste or Abuse and
               Whistle Blower reprisal claims

o   Service Contract Act of 1965 (Nov 2007)

~ Wage Determinations

~ Northeast MATO Wage Determinations

o   Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (Jan 2013)

 

WHISTLEBLOWERS PROTECTIONS:   Pilot Program for Enhancement of Employee Whistleblower Protection (41 U.S.C. 4712)

In 2013, the federal government enacted a pilot program for Enhancement of Employee Whistleblowers Protection (41 U.S.C. 4712).  This pilot program has been established to protect any employee against retaliation for any whistleblower activities in connection with federal grants and contracts. 

Healthcare Resource Network, LLC (HCRN) upholds the highest level of commitment to operating with integrity and in full compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and policies.  

HCRN will not tolerate any form of retaliation against individuals who report compliance concerns in good faith.   HCRN supports our employees to speak up should they suspect they may have observed unethical, illegal or suspicious behavior. 

For additional helpful information please click on the link below:  

41 USC 4712: Pilot program for enhancement of contractor protection from reprisal for disclosure of certain information

 

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE HOTLINE

The DoD Hotline provides a confidential avenue for individuals to report allegations of wrong doing pertaining to programs, personnel, and operations that fall under the purview of the Department of Defense, pursuant to the Inspector General Act of 1978. Anyone, including members of the public and Department of Defense employees (military members, civilian employees, and DoD contractor employees) may file a complaint with the DoD Hotline.

To report Fraud, Waste or Abuse or claims of Whistle Blower reprisal please contact the DoD at the following number(s):

800-424-9098 (Toll Free)

703-604-8799 (Commercial)

For more information regarding this topic, please click on the link below:

The Department of Defense Fraud, Waste and Abuse and Whistle Blower reprisal link

SERVICE CONTRACT ACT of 1965 (Nov 2007):

The McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) applies to every contract entered into by the United States or the District of Columbia, the principal purpose of which is to furnish services to the United States through the use of service employees. The SCA requires contractors and subcontractors performing services on covered federal or District of Columbia contracts in excess of $2,500 to pay service employees in various classes no less than the monetary wage rates and to furnish fringe benefits found prevailing in the locality, or the rates (including prospective increases) contained in a predecessor contractor's collective bargaining agreement. Safety and health standards also apply to such contracts.

The compensation requirements of the SCA are enforced by the Employment Standards Administration's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) within the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The SCA safety and health requirements are enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) within DOL.

[Excerpt courtesy the US Department of Labor]

For additional helpful information, click on the link below:
Service Contract Act (SCA) of 1965 (Nov 2007)

For SCA Wage Determinations specific to the Northeast Nursing MATO, please click on the link below:   

·         Annapolis MD W05-2247

·         Bethesda MD WD05-2103

·         Brunswick, ME WD05-2241

·         Great Lakes IL WD05-2167

·         Groton CT WD05-2089

·         Newport RI WD05-2253

·         Patuxent MD WD05-2103

·         Portsmouth VA WD05-2543

·         Quantico VA WD05-2103

 

For SCA Wage Determinations for all areas of the country, please click on the link below:

SCA Wage Determinations website

 

Non-displacement of Qualified Workers (Jan 2013)

Executive Order 13496, “Non-displacement of Qualified Workers under Service Contracts,” signed by President Obama on January 30, 2009 applies to federal government service contracts.  It requires that qualified workers on a Federal service contract who would otherwise lose their jobs as a result of the completion or expiration of a contract be given the right of first refusal for employment with the successor contractor.  Generally, a successor contractor may not hire any new employees under the contract until this right of first refusal has been provided.  The Executive Order applies to a successor contract for the performance of the same or similar services at the same location.

The Executive Order (subject to certain exceptions) to all service contracts and their solicitations that succeed contracts for the same or similar service at the same location.  The Executive Order defines service contracts or contract to mean any contract or subcontract for services entered into by the Federal Government or its contractors that I covered by the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act.

[Excerpt courtesy the US Department of Labor]

For additional helpful information, click on the link below

52.222-17 Non-displacement of Qualified Workers


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