Federal Manager's Daily Report

The Office of Personnel Management intends to compete 327

full time equivalent positions in fiscal 2004, according


to its competitive sourcing report.

It said it is in the process of requesting the use of

voluntary early retirement and voluntary separation

incentive payment authorities through September 30, 2004,

which should be enough time to conduct the competitions.

Employees would receive priority consideration under

OPM’s Career Transition Assistance Program as the result

of losing a competition and the center for human capital

management services would deploy staff to discuss benefit

options and provide staff to work with impacted employees

with career assistance, said OPM.