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The Wage and Hour and Immigration Consequences of a Government Shutdown: What Federal Contractors Need to Know, 12-21-18 by Ogletree Deakins

 Updated FAQ Regarding Award Term Condition on Sexual Harassment, Nov. 13, 2018 

NSF’s ODI has developed a website that contains examples of promising practices, codes of conduct, and policies that may be useful to organizations. In addition, NSF’s revised Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that will become effective on January 28, 2019, contains a new policy statement in Chapter II.E.7., Conference Proposals, that will require NSF-sponsored conference awardee organizations to have a policy or code of conduct that addresses sexual harassment, other forms of harassment, and sexual assault. The policy further requires that the awardee organization establish clear and accessible means for reporting violations that occur at conferences. This policy or code of conduct must be disseminated to all participants in advance of the event. In addition, NSF is encouraging awardee organizations who use NSF award funds to send individuals to field stations, vessels, summerschools, etc.,
to implement promising practices to ensure the safety of individuals, to include providing clear reporting mechanisms.