The University of Iowa has been awarded federal procurement contracts, and federal assistance grants and cooperative agreements (collectively “awards”), the receipt of which requires the university to notify its employees of the following:
- The United States government has adopted a policy prohibiting trafficking in persons.
- As required by federal procurement contracts and awards, the university prohibits employees from engaging in human trafficking during the period of performance of the contract or award, procuring commercial sex acts during the period of performance of the contract or award, or using forced labor in the performance of the contract or award.
- As further required by federal procurement contracts, the university also prohibits additional related activities as detailed in the first web link provided below.
- The university is required to, and will, take appropriate action for violation of the U.S. government's policy, which may include, but not be limited to, removal from participation in the contract or award, reduction in benefits, or imposing actions related to employment, up to and including termination of employment.
- 48 C.F.R. Section 52.222-50, the federal regulation applicable to federal contracts and combating human trafficking
- 2 C.F.R. Section 175.15, the federal regulation applicable to federal awards and combating human trafficking