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Department of Agriculture

Guidelines for Eliminating Child and Forced Labor in Agricultural Supply Chains

Department of Commerce

Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains Training

Department of Health and Human Services

Federal Statutory and Regulatory Framework on Forced Labor in Healthcare and Public Health Supply Chains Information Memorandum

Department of Homeland Security (Customs and Border Protection)

Center for Countering Human Trafficking

Forced Labor

Guidance on Reasonable Care

Supply Chain Due Diligence Fact Sheet

Strategy to Prevent the Importation of Goods Mined, Produced, or Manufactured with Forced Labor in the People’s Republic of China

Withhold Release Orders and Findings List Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Withhold Release Order Frequently Asked Questions

Department of Labor

Better Trade Tools

Comply Chain: Business Tools for Labor Compliance in Global Supply Chains

List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor

List of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor

Sweat & Toil: Global Child Labor and Forced Labor App (iTunes)

Sweat & Toil: Global Child Labor and Forced Labor App (Google Play)

Department of State

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Trafficking in Persons Report

Xinjiang Supply Chain Business Advisory:Risks and Considerations for Businesses and Individuals with Exposure toEntities Engaged in Forced Labor and other Human Rights Abuses linked to Xinjiang, China (July 13, 2021)

Office of Management and Budget

Anti-Trafficking Risk Management Best Practices & Mitigation Considerations, Memorandum to Federal Agencies

Responsible Sourcing Tool

Responsible Sourcing Tool

U.S. Congress

Letter to Shein on Forced Labor

The White House

National Action Plan

Emergency Victim Assistance

The International Organization for Migration Emergency Victim Assistance

Awareness Materials



Combating TIP in Contracting

A PSA raising awareness about the role Acquisition personnel play in preventing trafficking in government contracting


A PSA about the ways DoD works to prevent human trafficking related to the pandemic

John Doe

A PSA showing Acquisition personnel how important it is to look beyond what is on paper in the contract to uncover victims of labor trafficking

What's the Bottom Line?

A PSA outlining compliance requirements for contractors to help preventing trafficking in government contracting

Worker's Rights

(Brochures and Wallet Cards available in 10 languages)

Laws, Policies, and Regulations


Federal Laws

End Human Trafficking in Government Contracts Act of 2022 (October 17, 2022)

Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017 (January 9, 2019)

Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2018 (January 8, 2019)

Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017 (December 21, 2018)

Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017 (December 21, 2018)

National Defense Authorization Act FY2013, Title XVII, “Ending Trafficking in Government Contracting”

Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Title XII of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013) (March 7, 2013)

William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (December 23, 2008)

Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 (January 10, 2006)

Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003 (December 19, 2003)

Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (MEJA) (November 22, 2000)

Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (October 28, 2000)


Excutive Orders and Presidential Directives

Executive Order 14017 on America’s Supply Chains (2021)

Executive Order 13627 Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts (2012)

National Security Presidential Directive 22 on Combating Trafficking in Persons (2002)

Executive Order 13126 Prohibition of Acquisition of Products Produced by Forced or Indentured Child Labor (1999)

DoD Memo

Under Secretaries of Defense for Personnel and Readiness and Acquisition, Technology and Logistics memo, CTIP training for Acquisition personnel, 2014


Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Subpart 22.17

FAR CTIP Clause 52.222-50

FAR Combating Trafficking in Persons - Definition of Recruitment Fees

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Subpart 222.17

DFARS Procedures, Guidance, and Instruction (PGI), Part 222.17

DoD Intructions

Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 2200.01, “Combating Trafficking in Persons (CTIP),” 2019

Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 5000.72, “DoD Standard for Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) Certification,” 2020

Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 5525.11, “Criminal Jurisdiction Over Civilians Employed By or Accompanying the Armed Forces Outside the United, States, Certain Service Members, and Former Service Members,” 2005

Acquisition Resource Kit


Acquisition Resource Kit

This set of resources is designed for Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition personnel including contracting officers and contracting officer’s representatives, the senior procurement executive, and any other DoD personnel involved in contracting and procuration for the DoD. Each Platform has Action Cards, which have videos, resource guides, one pagers, infographics, case studies, survivor stories, pocket cards, and other resources for acquisition personnel. There is also a searchable table of contents, glossary of terms, and other U.S. Government resources on preventing trafficking in government contracting. The five Platforms are:

  • The Nature and Scope of Human Trafficking in Government Contracting
  • Pre-Award Role and Responsibilities of Acquisition Personnel
  • Post-Award Responsibilities of Acquisition Personnel
  • Contract Performance Role and Responsibilities of Acquisition Personnel
  • Contract Close-Out Role and Responsibilities of Acquisition Personnel



Defense acquisition personnel are responsible for notifying appropriate authorities when trafficking in persons contract violations are suspected.

Follow your Service or agency's protocol for notifying the appropriate authority. If you suspect criminal activity, you have multiple options for reporting.

Report the suspected incident through your chain of command, the appropriate DoD law enforcement authority, and/or the DoD Inspector General (IG) Hotline.

The DoD IG Hotline assists DoD employees and the public by referring a trafficking in persons case to the appropriate Defense Criminal Investigative Organization (DCIO).

DoD IG Hotline:1-800-424-9098


The FAR clause outlines notification requirements for the Defense acquisition personnel. Defense acquisition personnel must promptly notify the agency IG and if appropriate, law enforcement officials with jurisdiction over the alleged offense of any credible information received regarding a TIP violation. He or she may also direct the contractor to take specific steps or enforce the compliance plan. If the allegations are substantiated, acquisition personnel must enter the violation in the Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS), as required by FAR 42.1503(b)(2)(vi).

FAR 42.1503(b)(2)(vi).

(2) Evaluation factors for each assessment shall include, at a minimum, the following: (vi) Other (as applicable) (e.g., late or nonpayment to subcontractors, trafficking violations, tax delinquency, failure to report in accordance with contract terms and conditions, defective cost or pricing data, terminations, suspension and debarments).

Acquisition Reporting Websites

Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS)

Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System (FAPIIS) - This link takes you to the new FAPIIS page on (System for Award Management).

System for Award Management (SAM)