One percent of money spent on contracts should go toward efforts to curb waste and abuse, chairman of oversight panel says.
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Theresa Shaw, whose Education Department office is under scrutiny for its oversight efforts, was covered by special performance-based pay system.
Ad campaigns and proactive job fair appearances are among the strategies being used to attract a diverse applicant pool.
Letter appears to caution Democrats against using the politically sensitive Defense appropriations bill to break Bush’s $933 billion limit.
Provision would put a hold on Pentagon public-private competitions until guidance is developed for bringing work back in-house.
Senior official tells lawmakers the department is learning from poor results on a 2006 federal workforce survey.
Issues include poor requirements, inadequate competition and insufficient oversight.
Margaret Spellings enlists regulators to help stop abuses.
Performance-based contracting, used poorly, is costing government more than keeping the work in-house, inspector general says.
Panel keeps provision to roll back aspects of controversial new civilian personnel system.