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Sunday, January 23, 2005

Damn that Privitization

Damn that privatization. How dare there be legitimate competition for positions and contracts between Federal workers and the private sect. Why that’s just plain …just plain…ummm…that’s just plain fiscally intelligent isn’t it?
Reality based bids, focused sector candidates geared towards the project or position, and the inability to inflate costs hatches more efficiency and lower bids. So, I guess it should be no surprise that the Office of Management and Budget announced Friday that the Agencies saved, a projected, $1.4 billion of taxpayer money in 2004. You can add an additional $1.1 billion of taxpayer money to that total from 2003.

Also, the $300 million improvement in 2004 comes off of 5,000 less positions thrown up for competition. That shows an advance in bid costs as well as better efficiency in the process.

Damn that privatization.

OMB reports job competitions saved $1.4 billion last year
By Kimberly Palmer
Govertment Executive Magazine

Agencies saved $1.4 billion in fiscal 2004 by holding job competitions between federal employees and the private sector, according to the Office of Management and Budget. That figure, up $300 million from 2003, represents the projected savings over the next three to five years.

The announcement was included in remarks by Clay Johnson, OMB's deputy director for management, about the latest President's Management Agenda score card. The agency will soon release a more detailed report about competitive sourcing, including a breakdown of competitions and the savings they have generated by agency.

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