The Bush administration announced Thursday that it opposes language in a House bill calling for military-civilian pay parity, and objects to an effort to prohibit the use of goals for putting Defense Department jobs up for competition with the private sector.
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In a major shift in how the White House is pursuing its government reform effort, Bush administration officials have set a deadline of July 1, 2004, for agencies to meet new performance targets.
The Agency for International Development plans to use outside firms, rather than its own employees, to provide oversight of huge Iraq reconstruction contracts.
A couple hundred federal workers gathered in Washington Tuesday to protest the privatization of government jobs.