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In a policy change that could expand the rights of federal employees who must compete for their jobs with private contractors, new rules could allow a representative of employees to appeal A-76 decisions to the General Accounting Office.
The Office of Management and Budget outlined its plan to streamline the federal government’s public-private job competition process Thursday, and unveiled a new competition process based on the “best value” procurement method.
Federal agencies cannot use appropriated funds to purchase printing services without first going through the Government Printing Office in most cases, a General Accounting Office official said in a letter this week.
The Government Printing Office would have to compete with companies for federal agencies’ printing jobs, under a proposed rule published this week.
The Office of Management and Budget will likely not set a governmentwide target for competitive sourcing in fiscal 2004, according to federal procurement chief Angela Styles.