Professor Charles Tiefer: Federal contractors unlikely to obey letter of Obama order

Charles Tiefer

In a Forbes.com article and in an interview on Federal News Radio, Professor Charles Tiefer this week discussed a recent executive order from President Barack Obama that requires federal contractors to provide up to seven days of paid sick leave a year to their employees.

Tiefer, who served as commissioner on the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan, says it’s unlikely that industry will feel a hit to its pocketbook, at least anytime soon.

“The talk is of action, swift action,” Tiefer said in Forbes about news coverage of Obama’s order, “but the reality of impact is something else. Industry will use a series of powerful factors to delay, water down, and altogether minimize what the executive order does. It states impressive goals but the opposing power to stall and to defeat looms large.”

Learn more about Professor Tiefer.

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