The General Accounting Office on Monday ruled that it cannot accept appeals from federal employees who lose public-private job competitions.
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Mailroom workers with jobs on the line in a small public-private competition at OPM said Monday they feel agency managers have prevented them from putting their best foot forward.
Some lawmakers want the 70-year-old Federal Prison Industries to compete for its contracts with federal agencies.
Union officials accuse three agencies of violating OMB rules by outsourcing government jobs without giving federal employees a chance to compete for the work.