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Contracts Committee Seminar Series: Ethics & Standards of Conduct - Register Now!


Each year, the VSRA Contracts Committee puts together a series of in-depth, informative seminars on issues related to government contracting, commercial work, and small business. This year, the Contracts Committee will host 4 in-person seminars at the VSRA Office in Downtown Norfolk's World Trade Center, from 3:00 - 4:30 PM.

Participants will also have a virtual option to attend. Following the seminars, participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a networking social with hors d'oeuvres and "adult beverages."

Each seminar will be held in the VSRA Office in-person located in Downtown Norfolk's World Trade Center, from 3:00 - 4:30 PM.

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FEATURED ARTICLE: Will H.R. 3114 Expand Coverage Under the Longshore Act for Workers Diagnosed With COVID-19?

David Widener, Director of Claims Advisory Services, AEU
David Widener, Director of Claims Advisory Services, AEU

Congress made two attempts last year to expand coverage of the Longshore Act to employees diagnosed with or quarantined because of COVID-19. Those proposed amendments would have made COVID-19 claims compensable under the Longshore Act whether or not the exposure was employment-related.

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: DO YOUR PART. #BECYBERSMART.


October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a global effort to help everyone stay safe and protected when using technology whenever and however you connect. The theme for the month is 'Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.' and the Virginia Ship Repair Association is proud to be a champion and support this online safety and education initiative this October.

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FEATURED ARTICLE: New Guidance Requires Federal Contractors to Have Employees Vaccinated by December 8th

On September 24, 2021, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (“Task Force”) issued written Guidance to implement Executive Order 14042 (“Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors”), which was signed by President Biden on September 9, 2021. The Guidance is a key component of President Biden’s larger “Path Out of the Pandemic: COVID-19 Action Plan.”

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15th Annual VSRF Tradesperson of the Year Awards - Nomination Forms Available


Nominate the BEST of your best Tradespeople! Nomination forms are now available. The Junior awardee has less than 5 years of trade experience, the Senior has 5 years or more in trade experience. Click below for the nominations forms and for more information.

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Virginia Senator Jen Kiggans Addresses VSRA Membership at September Luncheon

Virginia Senator Jen Kiggans
Virginia Senator Jen Kiggans

The September General Membership Luncheon meeting was held at the Portsmouth Renaissance hotel on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. The guest speaker was Virginia Senator Jen Kiggans, who is the current representative of the 7th Senate District, and serves on the Local Government, General Laws and Technology, and Rehabilitation and Social Services Senate Committees.

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No October General Membership Luncheon - VSRF Golf Tournament!


As a reminder, there will be no General Membership Luncheon in October! 

Instead, the 35th  Annual VSRF Golf Tournament will be held on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Cypress Point Country Club, 5340 Club Head Road, Virginia Beach, VA  23455.

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New Member Companies

Three new member companies joined VSRA in the month of September, bringing the membership total to 309. Please join us in welcoming:

Keiter 
Ray Blackman Enterprises, Inc. 
Southside Staffing 


Writers Welcome! Please contact Kathy Bryan, Communications Committee Chairman, at (757) 963-2211, or kbryan@nationwideskilledtrades.com, if you would like to submit an article.

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