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The White House has raised last-minute objections to measures governing federal job competitions in the conference report on the fiscal 2004 Transportation-Treasury budget bill, and may pressure lawmakers to alter the language.
Members of a House-Senate conference committee have agreed on a measure that would make it easier for federal employees to compete against private firms for their jobs.
Legislation that would protect hundreds of Justice Department employees from possible outsourcing earned a veto threat from the White House this week.
Nearly half of federal agencies evaluated on OMB's latest traffic light-style management scorecard earned yellow ratings for competitive sourcing, a marked contrast from six months ago, when all agencies got red marks in that area.
The White House announced Tuesday that David Safavian, chief of staff at the General Services Administration, is President Bush's nominee to be the next federal procurement administrator.