The Senate has approved a measure that would prevent most civilian federal agencies from outsourcing jobs to contractors working outside the United States.
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When federal employees have an opportunity to compete against contractors for work, they tend to win, according to GAO statistics.
Attorneys representing a government contractor and the Forest Service are pushing GAO to dismiss a job competition protest filed last week by a federal employee union.
An industry group wants OMB to clarify its policy on who can represent federal employees in agency-level appeals of outsourcing decisions.
An interagency council is considering a change to federal procurement rules that critics say would give contractors preferential treatment over federal employees.