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AAU, Associations Request Comment Period Extension from Department of Agriculture on Proposed Amendments to the Agriculture Acquisition Regulation

AAU joined CUPA-HR, APLU, and ACE on a letter to the Department of Agriculture to request a 90-day extension of the comment period on the NPRM to make amendments to the Agriculture Acquisition Regulation. The letter notes that the NPRM outlines major policy changes surrounding labor law compliance and reporting that will have far reaching impacts on colleges and universities that conduct agricultural research under contracts from USDA and that additional time beyond the 32-day comment period is needed. The letter also cites 2012 comments submitted by the four organizations that expressed objections to similar proposals to amend AGAR.

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