Subpart 423.5 - Drug-Free Workplace
423.506 Suspension of payments, termination of contract, and debarment and suspension actions.
(a) The contracting officer may recommend waiver of the determination to suspend payments, to terminate a contract, or to debar or to suspend a contractor.
(b) The recommendation shall be submitted through the HCA to the SPE and shall include a full description of the disruption of USDA operations should the determination not be waived.
(c) The SPE will submit the request for a waiver to the Secretary with a recommendation for action.