Understanding the Service Contract Labor Standards


Format: E-course
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Instructor: Sheri Buchanan, Redstone Government Consulting, Inc.
Learning Credits: 1.5 CPEs, 1.5 ATCs
*This course was recorded on August 11, 2022.

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The Service Contract Labor Standards (SCLS) and the regulations implementing SCLS are some of the most challenging requirements for contractors and for contracting agencies involved in federal contracts for services. If you are competing for the award of a service contract or performing a service contract and administering your responsibilities under the SCLS, this presentation will assist you in understanding your SCA obligations and compliance requirements. 

This course will cover the following topics:

  • Determining SCLS applicability (and difference between SCLS and Davis Bacon Act)
  • Appropriately classifying service employees per the Directory of Occupations
  • Explanation of wage determinations
  • Calculating health and welfare – fixed vs average calculation method
  • Defining bona fide fringe benefits 
  • Administering vacation, sick leave and holidays
  • Impact of a Collective Bargaining Agreement 
  • Responsibilities of successor contractors
  • Prime/sub relationship and responsibilities
  • Recordkeeping requirements
  • Audit and consequences of SCLS violations

Target Audience: Business professionals in human resources, contracting, proposal development, accounting, and payroll


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