GAO finalizes A-76 protest rule without changes
- By Jason Miller
- Apr 22, 2005
The Government Accountability Office earlier this month chose not to deviate from congressional intent in deciding who can file a protest on behalf of federal employees in public-private competitions under Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76.
The final rule was unchanged from the proposed one released in December.
The final rule allows the official in charge of the agency's bid to file a protest before GAO if the A-76 competition was for more than 65 positions. But if the official in charge decides not to file a complaint, no other employee representative can do so.
Feds do not have standing before GAO for competitions of 65 or fewer full-time positions.
To read the GAO rule, go to www.gcn.com
and enter 412 in the GCN.com/box.