A hypothetical conversation with a frustrated and overwhelmed federal contractor

Dear Cara:

I work in human resources for a federal contractor, and I keep reading about President Obama’s executive actions directed towards federal contractors. We have a very small legal department in our company, and we are having a difficult time keeping track of all these new requirements. Can you please help us?!?

Dazed & Confused in Federal Contractor Land


Dear Dazed & Confused:

I can certainly understand your feelings of being overwhelmed. With five executive actions in seven months, President Obama has increased the pressure on federal contractors and their already over-burdened staff. Let me give you the quick low-down on the President’s recent actions, the status of the changes for contractors, and some of the