Human Trafficking Awareness for Employees of Federal Contractors

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Do you think you would recognize human trafficking if you encountered it? Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery, and it is happening all over the world – even in the United States. Traffickers come from all walks of life, and their victims are men, women, and children. It is estimated that up to 20 million people are being held in slavery worldwide today. The US federal government has a zero-tolerance policy on human trafficking that applies to its employees and to employees and agents of contractors and subcontractors. In this course, you will learn how to avoid the activities prohibited under the Combating Trafficking in Persons regulations. You'll also learn about indicators of trafficking in persons and what to do if you suspect that prohibited activities are occurring in the conduct of any work your company is doing for the US government. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by The Potomac Law Group, PLLC. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice and may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with statutes, regulations, or other legal authority. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking independent legal advice.


  • identify activities prohibited under Combating Trafficking in Persons regulations
  • identify prohibited employment activities when performing federal government contracts
  • identify possible indicators of trafficking in persons
  • recognize the obligations of employees of US federal contractors with regard to reporting human trafficking
  • recognize prohibited employment actions and obligations to report suspected human trafficking


  • Combating Trafficking in Persons
  • Avoiding Prohibited Employment Practices
  • Recognizing Indicators of Trafficking in Persons
  • Reporting Human Trafficking
  • Knowledge Check: Human Trafficking Awareness