Agency will require detailed annual reports on accomplishments and progress in managing employees.
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Number of positions involved has shrunk from 1,350 to 1,100 as employees await result.
Officials say local authorities will bear more responsibility during responses to this year's storms.
Agencies required to report employee-specific details by the end of year.
New administrator will need to focus on winning back customers, legislators say.
Shippers would bear some of the cost; House Homeland Security Committee Democrat says process still would not be airtight.
Previous efforts to count contractor workforce have not succeeded.
Move will avoid a fight with the White House, which had threatened to veto the package if it exceeded Bush's request.
Without Office of Management and Budget oversight, agencies may try to exempt themselves, law professor has testified.
Democrats suggest 49 amendments to the measure; one would require agency chief to have small business experience.