President Revokes Executive Order 13495

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  • November 8, 2019

Last week, President Trump revoked Executive Order (Order) 13495, the Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers, which applied to contracts under the Service Contract Act.  Executive Order 13495 previously required that successor federal contractors, in certain circumstances, offer a right of first refusal of employment to employees working under the predecessor contract.

Contractors were instructed to implement the revocation immediately, and the memo included instructions for all agencies and executive departments to rescind any orders, guidelines, rules, programs, or policies implementing or enforcing the previous Order. The Secretary of Labor was also instructed to terminate any investigations or compliance actions related to the last Order 13495.

During this transition period, contractors should carefully review all new solicitations and contracts to ensure that the agency has not included Executive Order 13495 or its implementing FAR regulations and, if an agency has included those in a newly issued solicitation, the contractor should take exception to those requirements.

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