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Executive Order—Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts (2012)

President Barack Obama — September 25, 2012

Executive Order, modeled on successful practices in the private sector, strengthens protections against trafficking in persons in Federal contracting and helps to protect vulnerable individuals as contractors and subcontractors perform vital services and manufacture the goods procured by the United States. Requirements include annual certifications, compliance plans, self-reporting.

released by The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

Fact Sheet: Obama Administration Announces Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking at Home and Abroad

Discusses: (1) Executive Order Strengthening Protections in Federal Contracts; (2) Tools and Training to Identify and Assist Trafficking Victims; (3) Increased Resources for Victims; (4) Federal Strategic Action Plan (Global Business Coalition Against Trafficking, U.S. Travel Association’s Anti-Trafficking Tool Kit, Counter-Trafficking in Persons Campus Challenge, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Research Partnership with Goldman Sachs Foundation and Advisory Council on Child Trafficking, Made in the Free World Initiative, etc.).

Harvard Law Review

Note: Counteracting the Bias: The Department of Labor’s Unique Opportunity to Combat Human Trafficking

None Identified — February 2013

The Article: “[1] describes the scope and consequences of labor trafficking in the United States[;] [2] explains how anti-prostitution and immigration concerns have contributed to the shortcomings of anti-trafficking efforts in the United States[;] [3] explores how DOL, without the distractions of fighting prostitution and enforcing borders, has begun to take a stronger role in combating labor trafficking through its enforcement of employment laws, its certification of victims’ eligibility for U visas, and its regulation of nonimmigrant visa programs.”

U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

Obama Administration Accomplishments on Combating Trafficking in Persons as of February 2011

June 28, 2011

Discusses: (1) President’s Interagency Task Force & Senior Policy Operating Group; (2) Department of State; (3) Department of Defense; (4) Department of Justice (Prosecutions, Coordination, Outreach/Training/Capacity Building, Victim Assistance); (5) Department of Agriculture; (6) Department of Labor; (7) Department of Health and Human Services; (8) Department of Education; (9) Department of Homeland Security (Training, Public Awareness, Increased Investigations, Improved Victim Protection, Enhanced Partnerships); (10) U.S. Agency for International Development; (11) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Litigation/Enforcement Actions, Public Education/Outreach/Training).

U.S. Department of State, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons

Obama Administration Accomplishments on Combating Trafficking in Persons as of February 2012

Discusses: (1) President’s Interagency Task Force & Senior Policy Operating Group; (2) Department of State; (3) Department of Defense; (4) Department of Justice (Prosecutions, Regarding Child Sex Trafficking, Coordination, Ongoing Training and Technical Assistance Initiatives, Victim Assistance); (5) Department of the Interior; (6) Department of Agriculture; (7) Department of Labor (Detection and Law Enforcement, Transnational Engagement/Monitoring/Research, Victim Services); (8) Department of Health and Human Services; (9) Department of Transportation; (10) Department of Education; (11) Department of Homeland Security (Training, Public Awareness/Engagement, Victim Assistance/Perpetrator Justice); (12) Officer of the Director of National Intelligence; (13) U.S. Agency for International Development; (14) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Litigation/Enforcement Actions, Public Education/Outreach/Training).