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OMB announces final guidance on inherently governmental functions

GovExec Charles S Clark   September 9, 2011

Long-anticipated final guidance on “inherently governmental functions” is set for publication on Monday and should clarify confusion over blurred lines in agencies’ understanding of which types of work should be outsourced, top officials at the Office of Management and Budget told reporters on Friday.

The final policy letter, said Chief Performance Officer Jeffrey Zients, “helps agencies do better at balancing contracting out with management by federal employees. The mix was out of balance and we think this protects the public interest. Given our fiscal situation today, it is important more than ever that taxpayer money be well spent.”

With a few exceptions, the guidance, which takes effect Oct. 12, is similar to the draft released in March 2010, said Dan Gordon, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. “But it is a milestone” that follows up on a memorandum of understanding about reducing waste in contracting issued by President Obama in March 2009

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