Employees at the Office of Personnel Management have won five
competitive sourcing competitions representing 247 full-time
jobs over the course of a month, OPM has announced.
It said it completed two A-76 streamlined competitions for
its occupational health nurse and laborer activities, that
OPM employees won all four competitively sourced job functions,
and that the laborer competition saved it $176,459, and the
health nurse competition saved $344,661.
It said under an A-76 streamlined competition involving ten
or fewer employees, the cost of government performance is
compared with the estimated contractor cost over five years.
The contractor cost reflects fully loaded labor rates from
existing federal contracts comparable to federal positions.
OPM says it completed similar A-76 competitions for its test
administration and warehousing activities last October
representing 180 full time positions and that it would likely
save $10 million over five years as a result.
Six more competitions are underway: network management, mail
services, employee benefits, billing and collecting, trust
fund accounting, and administrative accounting activities,
all scheduled to be completed by the end of April. An A-76
standard competition of clerical/technical and administrative
support positions affecting 163 FTE positions is to be decided
by end of August, said OPM.