OMB wants to see long-range A-76 planning

The Office of Management and Budget is asking agencies to prepare long-range plans for conducting public-private competitions of federal jobs.

OMB also will expand its reporting to the public about the competitions, including data such as the cost of conducting competitions and savings realized, Office of Federal Procurement Policy official Mathew Blum said. He spoke last month at a meeting of the Bethesda, Md., chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association.

OMB Circular A-76 lays out the rules for the competitions. Blum said that OMB will shortly deliver guidance to agency leaders on the President's Management Council that outlines what the competitive sourcing plans should include.

'We want to have a sense of what agencies have planned over the next year and the constraints they are facing, such as [lack of] funding,' he said.

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