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The U.S. Government and the Department of Defense (DoD) have a zero tolerance policy regarding trafficking in persons. DoD has taken numerous recent actions to increase visibility and control over CTIP.
DoD Program, Reporting System, and Instruction:
DoD CTIP Program Office - DoD has a program office within USD(P&R) responsible for the DoD TIP Program. This office:
- Prepares the DoD’s response to the annual Attorney General’s Trafficking Report, which includes reporting on TIP cases within DoD.
- Maintains a website that provides links to online training, national TIP hotline, and more information.
- DoD IG Office for Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP)
- Communicating CTIP Policy to DoD Personnel. (DoD Instruction 2200.01, Combating Trafficking in Persons (April 21, 2015)), provides overarching policy, to include establishing a zero tolerance for CTIP and requiring annual training of DoD personnel.
DPC Outreach and Communication:
Communicating CTIP Policy to the Acquisition Community and Contractors. DoD mandates compliance with combating trafficking in persons in contract provisions and clauses. During contract management, the government uses checklists to ensure compliance with these mandates.
- FAR Subpart 22.17: Prescribes overall federal regulation implementing 22 U.S.C. 7104 which applies to all acquisitions. Requires government contracts to (a) Prohibit contractors, contractor employees, subcontractors, and subcontractor employees from engaging in trafficking in persons during the period of performance of the contract. See FAR Provision 52.222-56 and FAR Clause 52.222-50.
- DFARS Subpart 222.17: Prescribes unique Defense regulation implementing policy and guidance for Defense contracts. Provides useful information regarding Quality Assurance Surveillance Plans (QASP), the role of the COR in monitoring the contractor’s CTIP compliance, and requirements if there is CTIP violation.
- See Geographic Combatant Command Areas of Responsibility for additional CTIP requirements