Competitive Sourcing: What Happens to Federal Employees?
By examining all A-76 competitions conducted by the Department of Defense from 1994 through the first quarter of 2004, this report analyzes the impact of competitive sourcing on federal employees. The authors present three major conclusions. First, most claims of the negative impact of competitive sourcing on federal employees are unfounded. Second, the data affirmed previous research on the benefits of competitive sourcing. Third, the study found that since 1999, in-house bids have increased their "win rate," and that by 2003, government won nearly twice as many competitions as did private sector contractors. Four case examples illustrate how managers have used extensive planning and creative bid solicitation techniques to minimize negative impacts during the separation of employees. defense, nasa, park service, army, navy, indiana, inContracting