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The Government Printing Office will continue its century-old monopoly on federal agencies’ printing jobs, under an agreement the Bush administration announced Friday. The agreement ends Office of Management and Budget Director Mitch Daniels’ year-long quest to let agencies avoid using the printing office as their middle man.
A revamped federal jobs Web site designed by Monster.com has run into legal delays that may force Uncle Sam to give other companies a chance to work on the site.
Some agencies are having trouble adjusting to the government’s new rules for putting federal jobs up for competition with private firms, federal procurement chief Angela Styles said Monday.
The revised A-76 circular sets tight deadlines for agencies to finish public-private job competitions, but scraps a policy that allowed agencies to turn over work to private contractors without first letting federal employees compete for their jobs.
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.