Inherently Governmental Functions and Other Work Reserved for Performance by Federal Government Employees: The Obama Administration's Proposed Policy Letter

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On March 31, 2010, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a proposed policy letter on inherently governmental functions and other "work reserved for performance by federal government employees." While
not final, the policy letter represents the Obama Administration's proposed guidance for agencies determining (1) whether particular functions are inherently governmental and (2) when functions closely associated with the performance of inherently governmental functions and critical functions should be performed by government personnel. The proposed policy letter raises several legal and policy issues of potential interest to Congress, given recently enacted and proposed legislation regarding inherently governmental functions and
other limitations upon contracting out.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: October 1, 2010
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Halchin, L. Elaine

Specialist in American National Government

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Manuel, Kate M.

Legislative Attorney

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Reese, Shawn

Analyst in Emergency Management and Homeland Security Policy

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Schwartz, Moshe

Specialist in Defense Acquisition

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: October 1, 2010
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United States
Description:

On March 31, 2010, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a proposed policy letter on inherently governmental functions and other "work reserved for performance by federal government employees." While
not final, the policy letter represents the Obama Administration's proposed guidance for agencies determining (1) whether particular functions are inherently governmental and (2) when functions closely associated with the performance of inherently governmental functions and critical functions should be performed by government personnel. The proposed policy letter raises several legal and policy issues of potential interest to Congress, given recently enacted and proposed legislation regarding inherently governmental functions and
other limitations upon contracting out.

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17 pages.

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Congressional Research Service Reports
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