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Unionization, Labor Disputes, and Strikes – What every acquisition professional should know

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    This event is restricted to DOD Military and Government Civilian personnel only.

    New Date:   November 15, 2023, 

    Time:  1200 Noon - 1330 (Eastern Time)

    CLPs: 1.5
     Unionization, Labor Disputes, and Strikes HAPPEN.  

    Do you know what to do if it happens to YOUR program or contract? 

    If you don’t (or even if you do), you should join us on 15 November at 1200 ET for “Unionization, Labor Disputes, and Strikes – What every acquisition professional should know”.

    Event Description:

    Unionization, labor disputes, and strikes occur at contractor facilities that are engaged in contractual relationships across the Department of Defense.  When they do occur, they can cause program disruption. Mr. Kyle Roberts, Chief of the Department of the Air Force Labor Advisors, introduces labor relation planning, DoD program office responsibilities, and lessons learned. In this discussion, you will become equipped and familiar with resources to respond to a labor dispute should your program face one. 

    Who should attend: DOD Contracting and Program Management acquisition professionals.

    Kyle Roberts, Chief of Dept of the Air Force Labor Advisors

    Kyle Roberts

    Chief of the Department of the Air Force Labor Advisors (SAF/AQCA)

    Mr. Roberts is the Chief of the Department of the Air Force Labor Advisors. His responsibilities include advising members of the Air Force staff and field activities on such issues as federal contract labor laws, contract price adjustments resulting from federal contract wage laws, and contractor labor relations. As Labor Advisor, he acts as liaison with the Department of Labor and other government organizations in the Legislative and Executive Branches on issues involving the Service Contract Act, Davis-Bacon Act, and other labor standards statutes, as well as issues involving labor relations within the Government contractor community.

    Mr. Roberts has been with the USAF since 1995. Prior to becoming a labor advisor, he spent 15 years as a contracting officer. In that capacity, he procured and administered construction and service contracts, including large service contracts supporting the US space program, European base support contracts, and various other requirements. In addition, he served as a procurement analyst as well as holding various management roles over the years.

    Mr. Roberts graduated from Auburn University (Montgomery) with a BA in International Studies, and received an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology. He lives in Melbourne, FL with his wife and children. 

    Major John Ellis, USAF

    (Host) Major John Ellis, USAF

    Professor of Contract Management, Defense Acquisition University

    Maj John Ellis is a Professor of Contract Management at the Defense Acquisition University, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Maj Ellis entered the Air Force in May 2009. After receiving his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at the University of Alabama in May 2009. Maj Ellis has served as a Contracting Officer in Support of the Air Operations Center at Hanscom Air Force Base (AFB), Mass, served as the Congressional Liaison Officer for the Air Force Installation Management Support Center. Prior to his current position, Maj Ellis was the Commander of the 380th Expeditionary Contracting Squadron at Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates.

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