Pentagon memo issues guidance on paid leave for contractors kept 'in a ready state'

By Marjorie Censer / April 9, 2020 at 11:44 AM
The Defense Department this week laid out the framework for implementing recent legislation meant to help pay contractors unable to work during the coronavirus outbreak. A new memo signed Wednesday evening by the acting principal director for defense pricing and contracting issues a class deviation related to a portion of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, enacted late last month. "Section 3610 of the CARES Act allows agencies to reimburse, at the minimum applicable contract billing rates (not...

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