Trafficking in Persons

In all federal contract activities to which Purdue University is a party, the university complies with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) for Combating Trafficking in Persons, Subpart 22.17, in which "the United States Government has adopted a zero tolerance policy regarding trafficking in persons."

In all federal assistance activities to which Purdue University is a party, the university complies with Code of Federal Regulations, Section 2, Part 175, "Trafficking in Persons."

As a federal government contractor and recipient, Purdue University, its assigned contract employees, subcontractors, subrecipients, subcontractor employees and subrecipient employees are prohibited from the following activities:

  • Engaging in severe forms of trafficking in persons during the period of performance of the contract;
  • Procuring commercial sex acts during the period of performance of the contract; or
  • Using forced labor in the performance of the contract.

It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator who receives an award with these requirements to take the actions outlined below:

The Principal Investigator shall:

  • Notify his/her staff working on the award of:
    • The United States Government’s zero tolerance policy described in the above referenced Act and clauses, and;
    • The actions that will be taken against employees for violations of this policy. Such actions may include, but are not limited to, removal from the contract or grant or other disciplinary action including termination of employment
  • Take appropriate action against employees or subcontractors that violate the policy

The Principal Investigator will notify the Director of Sponsored Programs immediately of:

  • Any information he/she receives from any source (including host country law enforcement) that alleges an employee, subcontractor, or subcontractor employee has engaged in conduct that violates this policy; and
  • Any actions taken against employees, subcontractors, or subcontractor employees pursuant to this clause.

The full text of the Act can be found at:

Please contact Sandel, Ken L., Senior Director of Sponsored Program if you have any questions regarding this requirement.

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