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The Office of Personnel Management now says it will continue to make retirement projections that forecast the potential number of retirees that leave government service each year.
Agency spokesman says past projections haven't held up well. The decision by OPM reverses years of projections that found federal employees were expected to retire in great numbers.
OMB wants federal employees to submit ideas for how to reduce spending and make agency services more efficient. The winner will present their idea to the President and it will be included in the 2011 budget.
What's missing and what's different from a standard, annual federal report is often just as telling as what is included in the report.
The White House wants agencies to shift priorities as they develop their fiscal 2011 budget submissions to focus more on the administration's science and technology priorities.
Every agency will have access to hire candidates from database. Several other hiring reforms in the works, OPM says.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi asks committee chairmen to recommend budget cuts by early June. Experts say history does not bode well for any real reductions or terminations.