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Contractors in the Federal Workplace: Things Your Employees Are Not Telling You. Steve Epstein Interagency Ethics Council April 9, 2009. Goals for Today. Provide feedback from the other half of contractor-Government alliance.

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contractors in the federal workplace things your employees are not telling you

Contractors in the Federal Workplace:Things Your Employees Are Not Telling You

Steve EpsteinInteragency Ethics Council

April 9, 2009

Contractors in the Federal Workplace IEC

goals for today
Goals for Today
  • Provide feedback from the other half of contractor-Government alliance.
  • Compare what I hear from contractor employees with what you hear from your personnel.
  • Identify situations that lend themselves to non-compliance.
  • Seek solutions for such risks.
  • Meet with old friends and colleagues.

Contractors in the Federal Workplace IEC

unique situation challenge
Unique Situation/Challenge
  • Government and contractor employees work side-by-side on a long-term basis.
    • Blurs distinction between them.
    • “One-team” concept.
    • Share common overall goal of office.
    • Recognize each other as friends and colleagues.
    • Stresses “arms-length” relationship between Government and prohibited sources.

Contractors in the Federal Workplace IEC

workplace issues
Workplace Issues
  • Gifts
    • Group gifts for retirements, deaths, marriages
    • New restrictions for “political appointees”
    • Widely attended gatherings
  • Protection of non-public information
    • Procurement sensitive information
    • Privacy Act information
    • Classified information

Contractors in the Federal Workplace IEC

issues
Issues
  • Travel (Ride-sharing)
      • Share cost of local travel to meeting
      • Appearances of riding with contractor
      • Sharing rental cars when on official travel
  • Participation in office social/morale events
    • Charging time
    • Expenses
    • Gift exchanges

Contractors in the Federal Workplace IEC

issues1
Issues
  • Solicitations of contractors
    • Work for the agency beyond scope of contract
    • Participate in fundraisers, Girl Scout cookies
    • Provide personal assistance (fix my laptop?)
    • Help with the statement of work
    • Job for spouse, child or friend
  • Employment discussions
    • Recusal
    • Procurement Integrity Act
    • Agency ethics opinion on post-employment
      • Regional Offices

Contractors in the Federal Workplace IEC

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Issues
  • Co-authoring articles
    • Use of office and position
    • Official capacity v personal capacity
  • Outside activities
    • Part-time work with contractor
  • Political activities
  • Gambling in the workplace

Contractors in the Federal Workplace IEC

remedies
Remedies
  • Training tailored for workplace issues.
    • Include everyone in work center (especially those who do not attend annual training.)
  • Recognition that contractors are prohibited sources
    • Alliance v partnership
    • Contractor under great pressure to say “yes”

Contractors in the Federal Workplace IEC

remedies1
Remedies
  • Communicate with contractor ethics officials
    • We’re all in the same boat.
    • What can contractors do to reduce these risks?
    • What can the Government do to reduce these risks?
  • OGE: “Working with Government Contractors” Booklet

Contractors in the Federal Workplace IEC

feedback
Feedback
  • What do you know now that you didn’t know an hour ago?
  • How did this presentation help you do your job?

Contractors in the Federal Workplace IEC

questions
Questions?
  • Steve Epstein
    • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
    • Stephen.h.epstein@us.pwc.com
    • 703-918-1071

Contractors in the Federal Workplace IEC