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Review of Selected High-Risk Contracts Issued from USAID/Washington for Compliance with the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008.

Country: United States
Fiscal Year: 2011
Agency: USAID
Description:

The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 requires the Offices of Inspector General for USAID, the Department of State, and the Department of Defense to investigate a sample of high-risk contracts in each of fiscal years 2010 through 2012.13

The types of contracts to be investigated include primary contracts, or subcontracts at any tier, under which there is a heightened risk that a contractor may engage, knowingly or unknowingly, in acts related to trafficking in persons. These acts include the following:

  • Confiscation of an employee’s passport
  • Restriction on an employee’s mobility
  • Abrupt or evasive repatriation of an employee
  • Deception of an employee regarding the work destinationActs otherwise described in Section 106(g) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000


“Acts otherwise described” include severe forms of trafficking in persons or procuring a commercial sex act during the period of time that the grant, contract, or cooperative agreement is in effect. They also include using forced labor in the performance of the grant, contract, or cooperative agreement.

The review will determine whether (1) USAID/Washington’s high-risk contracts contain suitable measures to reduce the risk of trafficking in persons and (2) USAID/Washington’s contractors and subcontractors have engaged in trafficking-in-persons practices.

Source: Office of Inspector General - ANNUAL PLAN - FISCAL YEAR 2011


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