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Bill would let Coast Guard award retention bonuses

March 31, 2003 The Coast Guard could award bonuses of up to $20,000 to workers with certain critical skills under legislation introduced Friday by Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine. Intended to help the service retain highly skilled workers, the bonus authority is one of several personnel and property management flexibilities included in Snowe's bill,...

Agencies put thousands of jobs up for competition

March 31, 2003 When George W. Bush promised at a June 2000 campaign rally in Philadelphia to overhaul government operations, it's safe to say few federal employees figured it would cost them their jobs. But almost three years later, a promise Bush made that day-to put the jobs of 425,000 civil servants up...

OMB to stick with current definition of 'inherently governmental'

March 26, 2003 The Office of Management and Budget is backing off some of its ideas for changing the federal public-private job competition process, including a proposal to revise the definition of "inherently governmental" work, a Bush administration official told Congress on Tuesday. Angela Styles, the administrator of OMB's Office of Federal Procurement...

Agencies craft policies for dealing with ‘severe’ terror threat

March 26, 2003 Federal executives across the country are developing policies to help them decide when to close federal offices and how best to protect their employees if the nation's threat level is raised to red, indicating a "severe" risk of terrorist attacks. The Homeland Security Department could issue a red alert for...

Defense: Troop mobilizations have not stopped job competitions

March 24, 2003 Mobilizing troops for the war in Iraq hasn't kept military installations from holding public-private job competitions on thousands of federal jobs, a Defense official said Monday. The mobilization of U.S. troops has led to the cancellation of only one Defense job competition since the war on terrorism started, according to...

Depots could outsource more work under Defense proposal

March 21, 2003 Private contractors could perform more work at military depots under a Defense Department proposal now before Congress. The measure would modify the so-called 50-50 rule, which prohibits depots from spending more than half of their maintenance dollars on contract repairs. Under the new proposal, the military services could shift more...

OMB weighs changes to job competition process

March 19, 2003 The Bush administration is contemplating wide-ranging changes to rules that allow federal jobs to be directly outsourced to private companies, Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Angela Styles told a Senate panel on Wednesday. Amid concerns that agencies may be misusing the rules, which govern streamlined job competitions and direct...

Defense could use new 'best value' competition method under proposal

March 18, 2003 The Defense Department could use a controversial "best value" method for public-private job competitions under a legislative proposal now before Congress. The measure would allow Defense to use "best value," and not cost, as the deciding factor in competitions that decide whether federal jobs should be contracted-out to the private...

Agencies implement more stringent security measures

March 18, 2003 Federal agencies stepped up security across the country Tuesday as Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge outlined a national plan to protect the United States from terrorist attacks during a war with Iraq. Known as Operation Liberty Shield, the plan enlists a range of federal agencies-including at least six agencies outside...

Legislators want to accelerate Deepwater, but observers are skeptical

March 17, 2003 Coast Guard allies on Capitol Hill want to speed up the service's $11 billion, 20-year Deepwater acquisition project, but they face an uphill fight in Congress and with the Bush administration, observers said Friday. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., the chairwoman and ranking member of the Senate...