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Recruiting and retention reforms are a major part of the administration's attempts to improve agency performance.
Industry experts charge that the Defense Department is targeting specific vendor employees to bring in house. Most of the Pentagon's actions are purely budget driven, industry says. OMB says insourcing is just one element of the broader management initiative of managing the multi-sector workforce.
Tags: mngt , contracting , best practices , Matthew Blum , OMB , OFPP , DoD , Defense , Interior , Stan Soloway , Terry Raney , Professional Services Council , CACI , insourcing , Multi-sector workforce , acquisition workforce
Auditors say agencies spent $136 billion on cost type contracts in 2008, up $16 billion since 2003. OMB wants to cut the use of these contracts by 10 percent in 2010.
Deputy director for management Jeffrey Zients says his office will transform how it works with agencies. OMB no longer will be all about command and control, and more about collaboration. Zients's management approach is almost ready for public display.
OMB will now review all submissions under the SAVE Award. It plans on choosing a winner in November. The winning entry will be included in the fiscal 2011 budget and be presented to President Obama.
A memo from OMB director Peter Orszag details three focus areas for agencies to evaluate programs around. Administration does not mention PART or GPRA in the guidance. Agencies have until Nov. 4 to ask for extra money or to evaluate certain high-priority initiatives.
Labor to set up Chief Evaluation Office. VA to empower Performance Improvement Officer. USDA focuses on matching priorities with budget submission.
Tags: management , Scott Gould , Seth Harris , Kathleen Merrigan , Peter Orszag , Tom Vilsack , USDA , Labor , OMB , VA , performance management , Chief Evaluation Officer , chief performance officer , performance improvement officer
New memo from OMB is third in two weeks trying to change the acquisition environment. OFPP eventually wants agencies to submit data about non-IT projects in an Exhibit 53 style format. Agencies have six weeks to submit information on their top 10 construction projects.
OFPP issues two contracting memos today. One gives agencies help to evaluate how competitive their contracting process is. The second one asks agencies to develop a workforce plan to increase the number of acquisition workers by 5 percent by 2014.