Category: Government Relations

Parker Sworn in as OSHA Head as Vaccine Mandate Rule Is Finalized

November 05, 2021

by John Boling On November 3, 2021, Doug Parker was sworn in as head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) after receiving confirmation by the US Senate in late October. Parker most recently served as chief of California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health. During the Obama administration, he served as deputy assistant […]

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Climate Change Risk Management Plans Published by GSA and 20 Other Agencies

October 14, 2021

by John Boling A new General Services Administration (GSA) plan lays the groundwork for future climate-adaptation and resilience design considerations that may be required for buildings rented or constructed by the GSA. On October 7, the GSA announced the release of its Climate Risk Management Plan, which describes the actions that GSA will take in […]

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IIBEC Advocacy – August 2021

August 09, 2021

IIBEC-Backed Brooks Language Included in House Funding Bill On June 29, the House Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Services and General Funding Bill, which includes IIBEC-backed language upholding the Brooks Act. Specifically, the language states: SEC. 529. None of the funds made available in this Act may be used by the General […]

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