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OMB Chided for Waste
The OMB, under a directive to outsource more federal jobs, has been bidding out federal jobs that do not fall under a 'critical' category to the private sector to spur a savings. in the end, however, less than 10% of the jobs have actually gone to third parties, with in house bidders winning most of the contracts. The review of the contracts and the bidding process was elaborate and costly, at about $110 million. That price tag, for nominal savings yet to be disclosed, has caused a sharp criticism of the process, as a waste of money that they hoped to save in the first place.
"It's time for OMB to stop frivolously spending hardworking American's money, and own up to its mistakes," said AFGE President John Gage.
Gage added, "Competitive sourcing is nothing more than the administration's attempt to pad the pockets of its contractor buddies."