The HR Implications of Privatized War; Putting Employees in Harm’s Way

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This newsletter discusses an issue unique to the employees of businesses holding government contracts. The recent flap regarding the private security services provided to the State Department by Blackwater has obscured a very important reality about the Iraq war. Since 2000, the number of Defense Department contracts has nearly doubled. Presently the number of civilian contractor employees in Iraq exceeds the number of military personnel there. As more and more services within the military are outsourced, reliance on civilian contractors to support overseas active military operations has increased significantly. As a result, civilian contractor employees face risks once handled entirely by military personnel. In places like Iraq and Afghanistan (and many other places in an increasingly dangerous world), civilian contractor employees face the very real possibility of injury, kidnapping and death. For the sake of these employees and their families, these risks must be addressed by appropriate insurance coverage, something for which Congress has in fact provided.

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