Bills would provide financial relief for eligible federal service contractors missing pay during the shutdown
Jan. 18, 2019 - The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) today expresses its support for legislation recently introduced in Congress that would secure back pay for the federal contractor service employees who continue to go without pay during the government shutdown.
The Fair Compensation for Low-Wage Contractor Employees Act (S. 162), which is cosponsored by Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, aims to federal contractor employees in lower wage categories —including janitorial, food, and security services workers—who have been furloughed or forced to accept reduced work hours as a result of the government shutdown. Specifically, the legislation would:
In supporting the legislation, NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg made the following statement:
“Federal contractors are essential to the government’s ability to serve its citizens. Congress must ensure that contract employees, particularly those in lower wage categories, are fairly compensated for their work during this shutdown. NVTC applauds all members of the Virginia delegation for their sponsorship and support of these bills. In addition to passage of these important bills, we urge the President and Congress to act swiftly to end the shutdown, allowing all federal employees and contractors to return to their jobs serving our country.”