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Guide stresses planning, communication in job competitions

Federal managers must plan ahead, involve top executives in decision-making, communicate clearly and coordinate with personnel officials in order to maximize the benefits of competitive sourcing, according to the latest acquisition guide.

Senate approves restrictions on offshore outsourcing

The Senate has approved a measure that would prevent most civilian federal agencies from outsourcing jobs to contractors working outside the United States.

Feds fared well in job competitions studied by GAO

When federal employees have an opportunity to compete against contractors for work, they tend to win, according to GAO statistics.

Industry representatives, union weigh in on job competition protest

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.

OMB pressed to clarify rules on job competition appeals

An industry group wants OMB to clarify its policy on who can represent federal employees in agency-level appeals of outsourcing decisions.

Proposed acquisition policy favors contractors, critics say

An interagency council is considering a change to federal procurement rules that critics say would give contractors preferential treatment over federal employees.