The Office of Management and Budget will announce today a planned overhaul of Circular No. A-76, the guide for when federal agencies put up jobs for bid by the private sector and how they manage the work when it's underway. The Bush Administration predicts that the changes from the "competitive sourcing" plan could save taxpayers up to 30 percent. Federal unions point to employees who will lose their jobs, retirement and other benefits when work is contracted out.
See Stephen Barr, The Washington Post, May 28, 2003