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Government Contract's Guide to Service Contract Act Compliance

The Government Contractor’s Guide to Service Contract Act (SCA) Compliance

Being a government contractor is challenging. You've got shrinking federal budgets forcing contractors to become more competitive, new regulations / legislation demanding greater accountability and transparency, and DOL audits becoming more standard. Almost half (44%) of DOL's audits performed in 2014 were directed (not complaint-based). Furthermore, 78% of those contractors audited were found to be non-compliant. It's becoming clear that the DOL is taking an active approach to compliance enforcement and government contractors shou

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Fringe Benefits Wordcloud

Three Common SCA Compliance Stumbling Blocks

SCA compliance seems pretty straightforward. You have your wage determinations, and you classify your employees and pay them accordingly. But if it was so simple, why are suspensions and debarments up a combined 160% since 2010 and 78% of contractors audited in 2014 were found to be non-compliant? (more…)

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Fringe Benefits - Competitive Benefits

SCA Compliance Checklist Part 8: Fringe Benefits

Any government contractor will tell you, there is no way to escape paying fringes. The best you can hope for is to get the most value you can for your dollar by maximizing your fringes. (more…)

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ACA Compliance - Offers of Coverage

SCA Compliance Checklist Part 7: ACA Compliance

While every business needs to be aware of the changes in healthcare law because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), government contractors have a few additional challenges facing them in meeting ACA compliance regulations. (more…)

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Subcontract Compliance

SCA Compliance Checklist Part 6: Subcontractor Compliance

Government contracts without subcontractors would be like a rock band without a drummer. Not just because of the savings and ease they can provide a contractor, but because the government pretty much requires the use of them on contracts. (more…)

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Service Contract Act - Fringe Rate

SCA Compliance Checklist Part 5: Fringe Rate

When it comes to government contracting 'fringe rate' is a pretty simple and straightforward concept. However due to foggy enforcement over the years, there's more than a couple misconceptions surrounding fringe rate. (more…)

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Service Contract Act Compliance Base Wages

SCA Compliance Checklist Part 4: Base Wages

If you look at a list of base rates for a contract, it seems simple enough. You classify a worker by their labor category/skill level, and then pay them the appropriate wage while they are on that job. But if you have been in government contracting before, very few thing are that easy- including base wages. (more…)

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Service Contract Act Compliance Checklist - Labor Categories

SCA Compliance Checklist Part 3: Labor Categories

Labor Categories seem like a simple enough idea. The contract defines all the different tasks to be performed on that job and how much to pay a person per hour for completing set task. But, ask anyone who does contract payroll and they'll tell you, it's not that straightforward. (more…)

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SCA Compliance Checklist Part 2: Pricing

SCA Compliance Checklist Part 2: Pricing

It's never been easy being the person who bids and prices contracts. Their educated guess is the difference between a no profit or low profit job or not getting the bid all-together because the price was too high.  And lately Government contracting has only been getting more difficult. (more…)

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Service Contract Act Government Compliance

SCA Compliance Checklist Part 1: Compliance Management

If you looked at all the aspects of how you manage your day-to-day compliance, would you feel confident saying, "I'd be okay if the Department of Labor (DOL) audited my business"? Would you bet the financial health of your business on it? (more…)

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Contractor's Guide to ACA

Contractor’s Guide to ACA

As if government contracting weren't complicated enough already, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) places additional pressure on contractors (cost increases and new compliance requirements) which ultimately affects their bottom lines. This Contractor's guide to ACA provides an overview of the new ACA laws along with insights on how these changes affect contractors. (more…)

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The New State of Government Contracting

The New State of Government Contracting

Through a number of new policies, government contracting is being run more like a “business” than ever before. Let's take a look at some of these legislative changes and how they’re impacting government contractors today. (more…)

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LPTA Wordcloud

Living In An LPTA (Lowest Price Technically Acceptable) World

by , Senior Government Contracting Benefits and Compliance (SCA / DBA) Specialist at Axim Fringe Solutions Group Market Connections and Deltek/Centurion Research Solutions released a report (Oct. 2013) on the impact Lowest Price Technic

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Read the Fine Print

The Government Contractor’s Guide to The Fair Play and Safe Workplaces Executive Order

by , Senior Government Contracting Benefits and Compliance (SCA / DBA) Specialist at Axim Fringe Solutions Group

What:

The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order (July 31,2014) takes aim at cont

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Coverage Analysis

Health Plan Opt-outs, SCA Fringe Rate Payments, and the ACA

Last November, federal regulators issued a new regulation, IRS Reg 1.5000A-3(e), for amounts paid by employers to employees who opt-out of the employer’s health plan be treated as additional employee contributions under the affordability component of the ACA’s employer mandate rules. Specifically, the reg provides that amounts made available under a cafeteria plan are treated as employer contributions for affordability purposes only if the amounts

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Biometric Screenings

The Data (and Benefits) Behind Biometric Screenings

by , President & CEO at Axim Fringe Solutions Group, Axim Global Strategies Group, & BWell, Inc. More and more companies today are looking to wellness programs to save health care costs and proactively manage employee health risks. A biometric screening is often the first step towards wellness. Biometric screenings help employees become more aware of their own healt

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2015 - Government Contractors

Government Contractors: Are You Ready For The ACA & “Shared Responsibility”?

by , Senior Government Contracting Benefits and Compliance (SCA / DBA) Specialist at Axim Fringe Solutions Group In July, the DOL increased the current fringe benefit rate to $4.02 per hour, $160.80 per week, or $643.20 per month. Despite the law requiring government contractors to prov

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Government Compliance - Question Mark

When It Comes To Government Compliance, ‘Good Enough’ Probably Isn’t.

by , Senior Government Contracting Benefits and Compliance (SCA / DBA) Specialist at Axim Fringe Solutions Group

Government contractors face a number of business challenges today. Recent changes to the procurement landscape have placed an increased importance on government compliance. Contractors found to be in violation of DoL compliance programs can fa

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Wrap Rates

Are Your Wrap Rates Killing Your LPTA Efforts and Contract Profitability?

by , Senior Government Contracting Benefits and Compliance (SCA / DBA) Specialist at Axim Fring A report (Oct. 2013) by Market Connections and Centurion Research Solutions titledThe New Reality: The impact of LPTA Procurements on Government Contracts and Solutions polled 375 government contractors and 360 civilian and defense decision-makers on Lowest Pri

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Contract with Pen - Fair Play

Fair Play, Safe Workplaces, and Compliance for Government Contractors

by , Senior Government Contracting Benefits and Compliance (SCA / DBA) Specialist at Axim Fringe President Obama signed the Fair Play and Safe Workplaces Executive Order on July 31, 2014. The White House stated that the “goal

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