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Defense seeks repeal of limits on outsourcing depot work

January 15, 2003 The Defense Department plans to ask Congress for broad new authority to manage its military depots, including a repeal of limits on how much depot work can be outsourced to the private sector. The far-reaching proposal, outlined in draft legislation obtained by Government Executive, would eliminate seven different statutes that...

Labor union files suit to represent baggage screeners

January 10, 2003 The American Federation of Government Employees is going to court in an attempt to win collective bargaining rights for 56,000 federal baggage screeners at the Transportation Security Administration. AFGE filed a lawsuit Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging the Bush administration does not have...

House approves Homeland Security headquarters lease

January 8, 2003 The Bush administration won approval from the House Wednesday for its plan to lease a headquarters for the Homeland Security Department, a move that could aid plans to locate the new department in Northern Virginia. The House approved a prospectus that calls for 225,000 square feet to 275,000 square feet...

Civilian agencies denounce new job competition deadlines

January 6, 2003 The Bush administration's overhaul of federal outsourcing rules is drawing fire from civilian agencies that believe it sets unrealistic time frames and could sap resources from other White House management initiatives. A review of comments from 10 agencies on the new process shows considerable opposition to new competition deadlines and...

Lawmakers blast Army privatization plan

December 20, 2002 The Army should consult Congress before launching its massive "third wave" outsourcing initiative, under which the service is weighing whether to contract-out more than 214,000 jobs, 68 members of the House of Representatives said Friday. In a Dec. 20 letter to Army Secretary Thomas White, the lawmakers-all but 4 of...

Senator calls for federal job cuts to pay for homeland security

December 18, 2002 Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., Wednesday reiterated his call for eliminating 10 percent of all federal jobs that are not related to national security-about 97,000 government jobs in all. The job cuts would free up money to fund homeland security and help restore fiscal discipline, Edwards said in a speech to...

Defense 'transformation' bill could include civil service overhaul

December 17, 2002 The Defense Department is crafting legislation that could provide wide-ranging flexibility in personnel and management rules, similar to authority enjoyed by the Homeland Security Department, according to documents obtained by Government Executive. The initiative, described as "transformation" legislation in internal e-mail messages, is still being developed and has not yet...

White House pondered longer job competition deadlines

December 16, 2002 The White House considered giving agencies much more time to complete public-private job competitions before choosing a 12-month deadline, according to sources and documents obtained by Government Executive. The Office of Management and Budget set the 12-month deadline in its proposed revision to OMB Circular A-76, released Nov. 14. But...

Washington-area lawmakers vie for Homeland Security headquarters

December 12, 2002 Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., called on the Bush administration Wednesday to locate the headquarters for the new Homeland Security Department in Washington. Norton's move came amid signs the White House may be considering whether to base the new agency in the Washington suburbs. The department's location will have a...

OMB releases second round of FAIR Act lists

December 11, 2002 More than 53,000 jobs at 35 federal agencies could be performed in the private sector, according to the government's latest tally of commercial jobs, released Monday by the Office of Management and Budget. The inventory, which includes the Interior and Housing and Urban Development departments, includes 53,880 commercial jobs that...