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OMB plans top-level pressure to move agencies out of 'red'

May 27, 2003 White House pressure-including pressure from the chief executive himself-will prod agencies to step up progress on the five items of the Bush administration's management agenda over the next 13 months, according to Clay Johnson, nominee to be deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget. In a...

Senator drops hold on OMB management nominee

May 23, 2003 Content that his concerns over the Bush administration's management agenda were being heard, Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.V., dropped his hold on the nomination of Clay Johnson to be the Bush administration's management czar on Friday, removing an obstacle to Johnson's confirmation by the full Senate. Byrd applied the hold to...

Administration modifies definition of success in job competition effort

May 23, 2003 The Bush administration will no longer require federal agencies to finish public-private job competitions on 425,000 federal jobs before they can receive top marks for success in competitive sourcing, a Bush official said Thursday. In a small but potentially significant shift in how the administration defines achievement in competitive sourcing-the...

OMB sets new targets for management agenda

May 21, 2003 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 goals under the administration's five-point management agenda, according to documents obtained by Government Executive. The new initiative, outlined...

OMB set to unveil new competition process

April 22, 2003 New outsourcing rules likely will prohibit federal agencies from turning over work to private contractors without first letting employees defend their jobs, Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Angela Styles said Tuesday. Styles said the Office of Management and Budget is poised to eliminate this outsourcing method -- known as...

Park Service may cut hiring, services to pay for outsourcing studies

April 20, 2003 The National Park Service may have to cut its seasonal workforce and rein in some visitor services to pay for public-private job competitions required by the Bush administration, according to National Park Service Director Fran Mainella. The high cost of holding job competitions, which require extensive support from outside consultants,...

Under One Roof

April 15, 2003 It hasn't been easy to combine disparate border agencies in the new Homeland Security Department. n the summer of 1996, retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey held boot camp along the U.S.-Mexico border. McCaffrey, then the White House drug czar, took 30 officials from agencies with a stake in the drug...

Broad contracting reforms part of Defense proposal

April 15, 2003 A Pentagon legislative proposal would zero out several laws that govern Defense contracting, including a statute that prohibits contracting for firefighters and security guards. In a departure from current law, military installations could use contractors as firefighters and security guards under the Pentagon's new legislative proposal for personnel reform. Measures...

Some contractors would be exempt from oversight under proposal

April 9, 2003 Certain federal contractors would no longer have to follow certain oversight and accounting rules on contracts worth up to $200 million under legislation being drafted by Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., chairman of the House Government Reform Committee. Currently, contractors must follow federal bookkeeping rules, known as cost accounting standards, on...

Few agencies outside Washington buy antiterror gear for employees

April 7, 2003 As federal agencies craft plans to protect their employees from terrorism, few offices outside Washington are buying protective hoods that could help employees escape a chemical, biological, or radiological attack, according to federal officials. In Washington, the Agency for International Development is providing its headquarters employees with escape hoods, joining...