Timekeeping for Government Contractors


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Course participants will learn regulatory requirements and expectations related to timekeeping/labor reporting. Additionally, this overview serves as a guide through specific FAR and CAS regulations as well as best practices for labor compliance. This course guides the participant through writing policies and procedures, an overview on labor laws and acts, timekeeping roles and compensation requirements, labor accounting methods, and how to prepare employees for audits. The seminar is beneficial to company personnel who are new to government contracting and want to assist their workforce into a world of labor compliance. Learn about the government audit programs for timekeeping and what takes place when the government auditors conduct unannounced floor check interviews. Also, understanding the government internal control audit plan and ways to re-mediate non-compliance will be covered during this course.

This course may also be eligible for the following credits through The Public Contracting Institute:

  • 6.5 CLEs
  • 8 CLPs

This course is eligible for 7.8 CPEs.

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  • Understand regulatory requirements and expectations related to recording labor hours and the related billed cost.
  • Outline acceptable company policy and procedures for timekeeping.
  • What key business systems labor entry affects.
  • Employee responsibilities and manager roles and expectations when validating/signing off time cards.
  • Know when to perform and document internal labor audits; what happens in a unannounced floor check.
  • Develop internal control labor audit plans.
  • Understanding the differences between manual versus system automated time cards.
  • Know how to identify non-compliance factors and issues; dealing with false claims and writing/following a remediation plan for corrective action.


100% attendance and participation are expected from participants.

Designed For

This course is designed for early to mid-career government contractors seeking to enhance their professional knowledge and skills. For seasoned contractors, this course also serves as a refresher on current industry best practices.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
CFG 0432 - Timekeeping for Government Contractors
Online, fixed date
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10:00AM to 1:15PM
Mar 08, 2021 to Mar 09, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Internet Course
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $695.00
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