Feedback helps OFPP amend Circular A-76

The Office of Federal Procurement Policy is evaluating more than 650 comments about proposed changes to OMB Circular A-76.

So far, OFPP officials said, a dozen issues have risen to prominence. OFPP administrator Angela B. Styles said this month that based on the comments there would be some changes made to the revised circular, which governs the federal process for competing government jobs between the public and private sectors.

Styles' office is considering changing how A-76 affects intra-agency service agreements, to whom the right of first refusal applies on a review, the role of human resources advisers in reviews and the appropriateness of setting a 12-month time frame for the studies.

'We are putting together a matrix of the issues and assessing each one,' Styles said at the Interagency Services Network Conference in Washington. 'We are moving quickly and hope to get the final version out shortly.'

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