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NCMA World Congress 2016 – Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

NCMA World Congress 2016 – Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces

NCMA World CongressAfter attending my first ever NCMA conference last year – the Government Contract Management Symposium (GCMS) – I made it my mission to secure a spot as a breakout speaker for this year’s NCMA World Congress, the organization’s largest education event for contract management, procurement, and acquisition professionals.

Now, only six months removed from GCMS 2015, I am not only hosting a breakout session on a highly relevant Federal acquisition policy issue, but also facilitating that session with a very promising active-duty acquisition professional that I met at GCMS last year – 1st Lt Kevin Bess (United States Air Force).

On Wednesday, July 27, 1st Lt Bess and I will be facilitating a discussion on the highly anticipated, and highly controversial, Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (FPSW) final rule – which is a resultant artifact of President Obama’s Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces.

If you’ve never heard of FPSW, then you can’t afford to miss our session.

With the final rule set to take effect in the coming months, after a rather extensive comment period, FPSW is all set to splash onto the Federal acquisition scene. Whether that splash results in ripples or waves is yet to be determined, but in order to understand how these regulations might impact you, your organization, and our profession, you have to become informed.

That is why our session will focus on harnessing your critical thinking faculties to address this issue by conducting team-based research, engaging in interactive discussions, and challenging preconceived notions, in a session that is sure to have you leaving the Orlando conference with a different pair of shades on.

So, I urge you – come to GovConGreyMatters (G14) in Room Sun A at 9:45am on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

Note: Be sure to bring your phone, tablet, and/or laptop – whatever you prefer. You’re encouraged to use your phone during the presentation!


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