PGI 222.17 —COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS
For a sample checklist for auditing compliance with Combating Trafficking in Persons policy, click here.
PGI 222.1703 Policy.
(1) The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (OUSD(P&R)) is responsible for developing overall guidance on personnel policy issues relating to Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP). The DoD CTIP website is http://ctip.defense.gov/. The website includes DoD policy on CTIP, CTIP training information, and links to the National TIP hotline, the DoD IG website, the Department of State Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, and other Government and non-Government organization websites.
(2) Department of Defense Instruction 2200.01, reissued September 15, 2010, entitled Combating Trafficking in Persons, (located at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/220001p.pdf), requires the incorporation of terms and conditions in contracts performed either inside or outside the United States that—
(i) Prohibit any activities on the part of contractor employees that support or promote trafficking in persons; and
(ii) Impose suitable penalties on contractors who fail to monitor the conduct of their employees.
(3) DoD Instruction 5525.11, Criminal Jurisdiction Over Civilians Employed By or Accompanying the Armed Forces Outside the United States, Certain Service Members, and Former Service Members, dated March 3, 2005, located at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/552511p.pdf, and as supplemented by Directive-Type Memorandum 09-015 at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/DTM-09-015.pdf, implements policies and procedures, and assigns responsibilities, under the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act of 2000, as amended by section 1088 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005, for exercising extraterritorial criminal jurisdiction over certain current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and over civilians employed by or accompanying the U.S. Armed Forces outside the United States.
(4) Quality assurance surveillance plans (QASPs) that are developed in accordance with DFARS 237.172 should appropriately describe how the contracting officer’s representative will monitor the contractor’s performance regarding trafficking in persons such that non-compliance with FAR clause 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons, is brought to the immediate attention of the contracting officer.
(5) PD2 users shall not use system overrides or other administrative methods of developing clauses for use in PD2-generated contracts to avoid the inclusion of the clause at FAR 52.222-50, with its Alternate I, if appropriate, in solicitations and contracts.
(6) The contracting officer shall rely on the requiring activity to ascertain the existence of any additional Geographic Combatant Commander’s (GCC’s)/Subordinate Joint Force Commander, Trafficking In Persons, Directives or Notices, as required under PGI 225.370 , checklist item #12, that would require the use of Alternate I with the clause atFAR 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons, as required by FAR 22.1705 for contracts performed outside the United States. The webpage is provided at https://www.acq.osd.mil/asda/dpc/cp/cc/aor.html and by clicking on the pertinent GCC Area of Responsibility.
PGI 222.1704 Violations and remedies.
(1) If the contracting officer receives information indicating that the contractor, a contractor employee, a subcontractor, or a subcontractor employee has failed to comply with the requirements of the clause at FAR 52.222-50, the contracting officer
(i) Through the contracting officer's local commander or other designated representative, immediately notify the Combatant Commander responsible for the geographical area in which the incident has occurred; and
(ii) Provide information about any investigation and enforcement to—
(B) Defense Pricing and Contracting (Contract Policy) by email to email@example.com.
(2) Reports may be made to the DoD Inspector General Hotline at http://www.dodig.mil/hotline/ or 800-424-9098, first and foremost.
(3) Reports also may be made to the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or to the Hotline website at https://humantraffickinghotline.org/.