Lack of information about furloughs and pay is causing concern among employees, unions say.
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Rule change targets Alaska native corporations, which are among those eligible to receive noncompetitive contracts of any size.
Secretary tells CNN she does not wish to be Defense chief or vice president, either.
Shutdown threat remains as negotiations begin between OMB Director Jacob Lew and top House appropriator Rogers.
Agency wants public input on which rules should be streamlined, expanded or withdrawn.
Measure now goes to the Senate for consideration later this week.
OPM recruiting specialist recommends that search for new talent be done through formal activities; new online tools suggest how.
Controversial provision would require the government to withhold 3 percent of its payments to industry firms.
Initiative is in keeping with White House efforts to link open government to improved operations.
A new poll that shows independents warming to the role of government could signal an important shift