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Navy must reimburse contractor in A-76 dispute

April 16, 2001 The rules that govern public-private competitions are anything but murky, according to the General Accounting Office. In a March 27 decision, GAO ruled that the Navy must reimburse a contractor for the cost of filing a bid protest that alleged the service violated Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76...

Mapping agency plans to outsource 600 tech jobs

April 13, 2001 The National Imaging and Mapping Agency is negotiating to outsource half its technical support positions without competition. NIMA plans to directly convert 600 information technology jobs at its Washington, D.C., and St. Louis offices to a joint venture of two Native Alaskan-owned corporations, Chenega Technology Services and Arctic Slope Regional...

More job lists could be open to FAIR Act scrutiny

April 12, 2001 The Bush administration has not ruled out releasing lists of jobs considered "inherently governmental," an official with the Office of Management and Budget said Tuesday. In an April 3 memo, OMB Deputy Director Sean O'Keefe directed agencies to submit lists of jobs classified as "inherently governmental" with their 2001 Federal...

Customer survey release delayed until December

April 11, 2001 Don't look for the next governmentwide customer satisfaction survey until December, project officials said Tuesday. In January, officials with the now-defunct National Partnership for Reinventing Government said that broader results of the 2000 customer satisfaction survey would be unveiled this spring. The results have been tabulated, but the survey's managers...

Bush to link agencies' budgets to performance in 2003

April 10, 2001 The Bush administration has mandated that agencies use performance-based budgeting on selected programs in the fiscal 2003 budget cycle, according to the 2002 budget unveiled Monday. Agencies will be required to submit performance-based budgets for selected programs in the fiscal 2003 budget process, the first time agencies have been forced...

Bush budget calls for 3.6 percent federal pay raise

April 10, 2001 President Bush has proposed a 3.6 percent average pay raise for civilian federal employees next year in the administration's full budget, released Monday. The budget restates Bush's plan to give military personnel a 4.6 percent raise in fiscal 2002, uncoupling military and civilian pay for the first time since 1987....

OMB directive may lead to more federal outsourcing

April 9, 2001 The Office of Management and Budget has ordered agencies to submit lists of jobs considered "inherently governmental" with their 2001 Federal Activities and Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act inventories, GovExec.com has learned. OMB's directive will likely cause agencies to put up more federal jobs for competition with the private sector, potentially...

Agencies eye privatizing jobs to meet OMB goal

April 6, 2001 As agencies seek to meet a Bush administration mandate to put thousands of jobs up for competition with private firms, many are considering simply converting some of their jobs to contract positions without competitions. In a March 9 memo, Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Sean O'Keefe directed agencies...

Democrats, labor groups condemn move to reverse contractor ethics rule

April 5, 2001 A group of prominent Democratic lawmakers condemned the Bush administration on Wednesday for suspending a rule that sets ethics standards for government contractors. On Tuesday, the administration published an interim rule in the Federal Register imposing a 270-day stay on the controversial regulation, which went into effect one day before...

Congressman objects to GSA advertising campaign

April 4, 2001 A key member of Congress is taking aim at a General Services Administration ad campaign that touts a federal online shopping service. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., criticized a series of ads for the GSA Advantage! procurement site at a recent luncheon of the Congressional Internet Caucus. The ads, which promote...