Government Accountability Office

Calculate Services Contract Act (SCA) Rates in Advance

Labor Rates for Government Contracts are determined using the Services Contract Act (SCA) of 1965. The premise of this, to make sure people are paid at a rate that is comparable to the locality, is excellent. The way this is implemented costs the government and tax payers a great deal of money. The SCA rates are calculated in arrears, often several years after the work is completed. This causes government contractors... more »