March 23, 2003
Diane S. Witiak
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AFGE Tells Congress To Track Contractor Workforce; Allow Federal Employees To Compete For Jobs

WHO: Jacqueline Simon, Director
AFGE Public Policy Department

WHAT: Testimony before the House Armed Services
Subcommittee on Readiness

WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2118

WHEN: Tuesday, March 25, 2003
4 p.m.

WHY: House Readiness Subcommittee is holding a hearing on outsourcing and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76 process

The American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO, will testify in opposition to “best value” public-private competitions; the pro-contractor rewrite of OMB Circular A-76; and gutting the 50/50 depot maintenance rule. Further, the union will urge support for agencies to track the costs of contracting and to allow federal employees to compete in defense of their jobs, for new work, and for contractor work.

AFGE represents some 600,000 government employees throughout the United States and overseas. Its largest concentration of membership is in the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, and the Social Security Administration. To learn more about AFGE and its position on outsourcing, visit

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