April 3, 2020
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act was signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020, in order to ease some of the burden facing individuals and businesses from the swift economic fallout from COVID-19.
Included in this law is the ability for federal agencies to use their funds to provide contractors sick or paid leave during the pandemic if they can’t access their worksites or telework.
According to an article by govexec.co:
For applicable contractors, agencies can “modify the terms and conditions of a contract, or other agreement” to “reimburse at the minimum applicable contract billing rates” up to an “average of 40 hours per week [for] any paid leave (including sick leave) a contractor provides to keep its employees or subcontractors in a ready state,” according to the legislation. This flexibility runs until September 30, 2020, which is the end of the fiscal year.
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