DepartmentofLabor

U.S. Secretary of Labor Withdraws Joint Employer, Independent Contractor Informal Guidance

In line with AGC’s regulatory recommendations, on June 7, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on joint employment and independent contractors. Both pieces of guidance together took an expansive interpretation of employment and threatened the traditional relationship between contractors and […]

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President Trump’s Infrastructure Week

President Trump turned his focus to infrastructure this week by dedicating a series of events to addressing America’s infrastructure.  The events included announcing his plan to privatize the nation’s air traffic control, holding a rally in Cincinnati – attended by several AGC members – highlighting the need to improve the Inland waterways system and discuss […]

White House

AGC Trains VA Resident Engineers

What Happens Between Award and Construction Last week, AGC members met with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) resident engineers from across the country for an interactive training session at the VA Acquisition Academy in Frederick, MD. AGC detailed the many steps that are involved between the time a contract is awarded and a contractor […]

EPA

EPA Extends and Expands 2017 ‘DERA’ Clean Diesel Funding Competition Now Underway

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an extension and expansion of its competitive grant funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Clean Diesel National Funding Assistance Program. EPA increased the total funding available from $11 million to $34 million.  The program is soliciting proposals nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in […]