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OMB: Job Competitions Save $1.4 billion
The OMB has announced that federal agencies saved $1.4 billion in fiscal 2004 by holding job competitions between federal employees and the private sector. The total is the projected savings over the next three to five years, which is up from $300 million one year ago. OMB plans to release a more detailed report about competitive sourcing including a breakdown by agency.

“The increase in savings can be attributed to the types of positions being competed, improved efficiency at holding competitions and possibly lower bids, said Geoffrey Segal, director of government reform for the Reason Foundation, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization”

“‘Given the budget deficit, I think this new report will show that it's worth pursuing at a greater pace simply because of the savings that it has brought,’ Segal said.”

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