DATE: May 15, 2002
SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Training and Education Cost Principle
SOURCE: Federal Register, May 15, 2002, Vol. 67, No. 94, page 34809
AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
ACTION: Proposed Rule
SYNOPSIS: It is proposed that FAR 31.205-44, Training and Education Costs, be amended to make it less restrictive by generally allowing the costs associated with training and education.
DATES: Comments on the proposed rule must be submitted by July 15, 2002.
ADDRESSES: Submit comments to General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (MVP), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, ATTN: Laurie Duarte, Washington, DC 20405, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cite FAR case 2001-021 in all correspondence related to this proposed rule.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeremy Olson, 202-501-3221.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Currently, FAR 31.205-44 is restrictive in that it differentiates between vocational training, part-time college level education, full-time education, and specialized programs with numerous specific limitations on the allowability of costs associated with each of these categories.
The proposed rule would make the costs associated with training and education allowable, subject to five public policy exceptions that are retained from the current cost principle:
Except for these five expressly unallowable cost exceptions, the reasonableness of specific contractor training and education costs should be determined by referring to FAR 31.201-3, Determining Reasonableness.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.
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