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IG tackles audit of Agriculture job competition

The Agriculture Department’s inspector general has agreed to look into a decision used to contract out 24 security guard positions at a Beltsville, Md. research facility.

Federal employees denied job competition appeal rights

The General Accounting Office on Monday ruled that it cannot accept appeals from federal employees who lose public-private job competitions.

Workers skeptical of team efforts in OPM competition

Mailroom workers with jobs on the line in a small public-private competition at OPM said Monday they feel agency managers have prevented them from putting their best foot forward.

Prison labor program under fire by lawmakers, private industry

Some lawmakers want the 70-year-old Federal Prison Industries to compete for its contracts with federal agencies.

Agencies skirting job competition rules, union charges

Union officials accuse three agencies of violating OMB rules by outsourcing government jobs without giving federal employees a chance to compete for the work.

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