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VA halts all competitive sourcing studies pending ruling

The Veterans Affairs Department has halted all public-private job competitions over concerns that the program could violate federal law, putting one of the biggest competitive sourcing programs in government on hold.

Forest Service considers competing more than 10,000 jobs

The Forest Service is weighing plans to let private contractors compete for the jobs of more than 10,000 employees, including those in its wildfire program, to meet White House competitive sourcing goals.

Lawmakers target job competitions at two agencies

Members of Congress launched fresh efforts to halt public-private job competitions at the Agriculture Department and National Park Service Thursday, as Bush administration officials tried to fend off congressional assaults on the competitive sourcing initiative.

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