WHO: Jacqueline Simon, Director
AFGE Public Policy Department
WHAT: Testimony before the House Armed Services
Subcommittee on Readiness
WHERE: Rayburn House Office Building
WHEN: Tuesday, March 25, 2003
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 www.afge.org.