House approves legislation to limit insourcing quotas

The House has amended a defense bill to forbid quotas on insourcing initiatives and give hiring preferences to federal employees for new and ongoing work. FCW reports that the amendment, offered by Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.), passed by 253-172 on May 27. The same day, the House passed the overall legislation, the fiscal 2011 National Defense Authorization Act, by a vote of 229 to 186. The amendment would tell the Office of Management and Budget to issue guidance to civilian agencies for procedures on “using, on a regular basis, federal employees to perform new functions and functions that are performed by contractors.”

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