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OMB plans top-level pressure to move agencies out of 'red'

The White House hopes pressure from high-level officials—including President Bush—will prod agencies to improve their marks on the administration's management scorecard.

Administration modifies definition of success in job competition effort

The Bush administration will no longer require federal agencies to finish public-private job competitions on 425,000 federal jobs before they can receive top marks for success in competitive sourcing, a Bush official said Thursday.

White House opposes pay parity, job competition restrictions

The Bush administration announced Thursday that it opposes language in a House bill calling for military-civilian pay parity, and objects to an effort to prohibit the use of goals for putting Defense Department jobs up for competition with the private sector.

OMB sets new targets for management agenda

In a major shift in how the White House is pursuing its government reform effort, Bush administration officials have set a deadline of July 1, 2004, for agencies to meet new performance targets.

AID plans to contract out oversight of Iraq contracts

The Agency for International Development plans to use outside firms, rather than its own employees, to provide oversight of huge Iraq reconstruction contracts.