Federal contractors providing Hurricane Sally relief are temporarily exempt from some procedural affirmative action requirements, the Labor Department announced.
The Category 2 storm, with winds gusting up to 105 miles per hour, made landfall early Wednesday morning near Gulf Shores, Ala. Weather forecasters predict severe flash flooding.
The DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs issued a national interest exemption for contractors providing the relief, pausing the paperwork requirements for new contracts entered into between Sept. 15 and Dec. 15, 2020.
“Prior administrations granted NIEs for Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina. This NIE has a similar limited scope to those NIEs....