What is a federal construction project?

What is a federal construction project?

Federal Construction Projects And the stuff being constructed can be pretty similar to the stuff constructed by state authority: courthouses, government buildings, flood control projects, etc. The difference between state and federal projects simply depends on who owns or controls the underlying project site.

Can a federal employee work for a contractor?

Federal regulations and statutes specifically preclude government employees from working for a contractor if a pecuniary relationship existed while the employee was still employed by the Federal Government.

Why are federal contractors required to use E-Verify?

A presidential Executive order and subsequent Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) rule required federal contractors to use E-Verify to electronically verify the employment eligibility of employees working under covered federal contracts.

What should I know about working for a government contractor?

All government employees must know the regulations surrounding working for a government contractor. To ensure this occurs, employees are required to take annual classes on ethics provided by legal counsel. These classes address the issue in depth.

What are the minimum wage requirements for a federal contractor?

For prime contracts in excess of $150,000, you must also pay laborers and mechanics, including guards and watchmen, at least one and one-half times their basic rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. The overtime provisions of other Federal labor laws may also apply to covered contracts.

Federal regulations and statutes specifically preclude government employees from working for a contractor if a pecuniary relationship existed while the employee was still employed by the Federal Government.

Who is the Contracting Officer for the federal government?

The contracting officer signs off on the contract and everyone gets busy getting the work done. The federal contracting officer assures compliance with federal acquisition rules, and the federal program manager directs the work, which is often done by both federal and contractor employees.

Are there federal income tax withholdings for government contractors?

Accordingly, entitlements and benefits applicable to such relationships do not apply. (1) Payments by the Government under this contract are not subject to Federal income tax withholdings. (2) Payments by the Government under this contract are not subject to the Federal Insurance Contributions Act .

Can a government employee be supervised by a contractor?

The general rule is that the government contracts only for “nonpersonal” services and it is a violation of statutes and civil service regulations when the contracting process is used to “hire” an employee/s. Only the contractor can manage or supervise their employees. Government supervisors and managers CANNOT: a. Supervise contractor employees.