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OMB: Thousands of Govít Jobs Could Be Outsourced
According to a new report issued by OMB, over 88,000 jobs at 35 government agencies could be performed by contractors. In accordance with the 1998 Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act, federal agencies must compile lists of jobs that are 'commercial' in nature. OMB recently released the first round of the 2003 inventory.

"The first round of 2003 inventories, announced in the Nov. 21 Federal Register, covered 173,500 positions at about 35 agencies, including the Interior, Housing and Urban Development and Transportation departments, and NASA.

Of the 173,500 jobs listed, 51 percent, or 88,000, were classified as commercial. Agencies designated the remaining 85,500 jobs as inherently governmental."

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