Today in what could otherwise be known as, “Thelma and Louise: The Sequel,” House Republican leaders announced they would reject the Senate version of the Continuing Resolution. So, it appears as if we again get to go cliff diving, Congress-style.
As Congress stumbles closer to high noon DC style, Jimmy Fallon says, “New research found that people who wake up early are more productive than people who sleep in. Or as Congress put it, ‘Whoa – is it noon already?’”
Call it a contractor’s report card. The final Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) rule published last month puts the past performance of contractors front and center in future evals. Performance ratings will essentially become transcripts, so contractors need to pay attention.
Naquib Mahfouz, Egyptian novelist and winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Literature, once wrote: “You can tell whether a man is clever through his answers. But, to know whether a man is wise, you must listen to his questions.”
As H.J.Res. 59: Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014 moves (or doesn’t move) through Congress, this widget will keep you up-to-date:
The moment the International Olympic Committee announced that Tokyo would be the site of the XXXII Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, lots of American contractors probably began boning up on Japanese business customs as a way of avoiding shutdown headaches.
When a contractor sells something to the federal government, that sale is exempt from sales tax. But, what about the purchased items that are necessary to fulfill the contract? That’s where things get a bit dicey. Here are some examples:
“Why is a raven like a writing desk?” asked the Mad Hatter. “Have you guessed the riddle, yet?” the Hatter asked, turning again to Alice. “No. I give up. What’s the answer?” The Hatter replied, “I haven’t the slightest idea.”
To paraphrase Yogi Berra: Congress is 90 percent mental. The other half is fiscal. Why sweat and strain over politically difficult budgetary decision when you have to do is pick up the sequester cleaver and finish the job quick? Well
Last month, we reviewed the highlights of the Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) new hiring and utilization regulations for all federal contractors and subcontractors regarding their recruiting and hiring procedures for veterans and disabled employees. Here are some additional details: