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OMB will allow alternatives to A-76 through fiscal 2003

December 10, 2002 The Office of Management and Budget will allow certain agencies to keep using alternative methods to traditional A-76 job competitions after new federal outsourcing rules take effect, according to government officials. The methods-including an "express review" process used to analyze activities of 10 or fewer federal employees-are not mentioned in...

Thousands of tech workers at IRS could face job competitions

December 9, 2002 The IRS will consider whether to outsource roughly 2,500 information technology workers in what could become one of the most far-reaching competitive sourcing studies outside the military, IRS officials say. Agency leaders have signed off on the first phase of the study, which will affect 250 to 300 IRS employees...

Law allows contractors to help guard military bases

December 5, 2002 The Defense Department can use contractors to guard military bases in limited cases under the 2003 Defense Authorization Act signed Monday by President Bush. Section 332 of the law allows military installations to hire contract security guards to meet new base security requirements prompted by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks....

Competition target stays the same; A-76 changes could transform outsourcing

December 3, 2002 The White House has no immediate plans to put more than 425,000 federal jobs for competition from contractors, according to administration officials. Since March 2001, Bush officials have said competing 425,000 federal jobs-or half of all government jobs considered commercial-was the goal of their competitive sourcing initiative. "I guess in...

Justice Medal Crackdown

December 1, 2002 Hot on the trail of drug smugglers, Robert Rutherford harnesses the power of law enforcement agencies to clean up the Miami River docks. n the parochial world of law enforcement, it takes a special kind of cop to admit his agency needs help. It takes an evangelist to get it....

Federal employees could get GAO appeal rights under A-76 revisions

November 27, 2002 In a policy change that could expand the rights of federal employees who must compete for their jobs with private contractors, new rules could allow a representative of employees to appeal A-76 decisions to the General Accounting Office. The change-contained in the revised version of Office of Management and Budget...

Most homeland security agencies to move by March

November 26, 2002 The White House released its initial plan for organizing the Homeland Security Department on Monday, including a time frame for moving agencies to the new department. Pending Senate confirmation, Homeland Security Secretary-designate Tom Ridge will take office on Jan. 24, and nearly all of the agencies slated to move to...

TSA employees to gain full whistleblower protections

November 21, 2002 Employees in the Transportation Security Administration-including 44,000 baggage screeners-will gain full whistleblower protections when they move to the Homeland Security Department, the Bush administration confirmed Thursday. Language in the bill establishing the department extends whistleblower protections to all employees in the new department, including TSA baggage screeners, who currently have...

Homeland Security employees will retain whistleblower rights

November 20, 2002 Most, and possibly all, employees of the new Homeland Security Department will have full whistleblower protections under a provision in the homeland security bill. The measure applies the 1989 Whistleblower Protection Act to the new department, meaning that employees who report misdeeds will have standard protections from retaliation. It is...

OMB outlines new federal outsourcing rules

November 14, 2002 The Office of Management and Budget outlined its planned overhaul of the federal government's public-private job competition process Thursday, pledging to dramatically shorten the length of most competitions and unveiling a new competition process based on the "best value" procurement method. The changes should accelerate OMB's push to subject 425,000...