ANALYSIS OF THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET OFFICE OF FEDERAL PROCUREMENT POLICY PROPOSED POLICY FOR IN SOURCING WORK RESERVED FOR PERFORMANCE BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

In accordance to circular, its main purpose is to achieve economy and enhance productivity, retain governmental functions in-house, and rely on the commercial sector. Though it provides a structure to the government for outsourcing functions but did not provide clear guidance to the contractors.
Government personnel the “inherently governmental” performing work in which policy and law functions in accordance to the “intimately related to the public interest”. Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act of 1998, legally defines the functions of the “inherently government”. The fact that differing between the work must be performed by government employees versus what type of work should be performed by government employees.
In 2009, Congress noticed the lack of clarity over whether the functions should only be performed by government employees or can be performed by either government employees or contractors. In Obama’s administration, this debate over the “inherently governmental” has prioritized the contracting policy memorandum on 4 March, 2009 (Obama, 2009). The memorandum states:
Government outsourcing for services also raises special concerns. For decades, the Federal Government has relied on the private sector for necessary commercial services used by the Government, such as transportation, food, and maintenance. Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76, first issued in 1966, was based on the reasonable premise that while inherently governmental activities should be performed by Government employees, taxpayers may receive more value for their dollars if non-inherently governmental activities that can be provided commercially are subject to the forces of competition. (Obama, 2009)
The line between inherently governmental activities has been defined inadequately. And as a result the contractors are performing as inherently governmental functions. In response to the debate, Office of

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