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1 1 Department of Energy Office of Management, Budget and Evaluation Competitive Sourcing/A-76 Office (ME-2.1) Denny O’Brien ( ) August 7, 2002 A-76 Orientation/Status

2 2  A-76 Mandate  A-76 is a Management Tool  The A-76 Process  What it is  Keys for Success  DOE  Background  Functional Area Studies  Executive Steering Group  Current Status  Challenges Agenda

3 3 A-76 Mandate “Government should be market-based--we should not be afraid of competition, innovation, and choice. I will open government to the discipline of competition” George W. Bush  Part of The President's Management Agenda  A Government Wide Initiative  Semi-annual Score Cards

4 4 A-76 Directives from OMB  The Bush Administration released three Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandums outlining initiatives for competing commercial activities and identifying inherently governmental functions.  February 14, 2001 – OMB memorandum highlighted the objective to expand A-76 competitions and produce a more accurate Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act inventory analysis. OMB also requested agencies to submit a separate inventory identifying all inherently governmental positions within agencies.  March 9, 2001 – OMB memorandum expanded the February 14 memo and directed all federal agencies to complete public private or direct conversion competitions (A-76) on not less than 5% of commercial in nature positions listed in FAIR Act job lists in FY  June 2001 – OMB directed agencies to compete at least an additional 10% of ”commercial in nature” positions in 2003.

5 5 A-76 is a Management Tool  Competition provides opportunity for managers to:  Streamline organization  Implement best business practices  Increase productivity  Enhance quality  Increase efficiency of operations  Lower operational costs

6 6 The A-76 process  The Process focuses on :  Government/customer requirements  Organizational structure  Work processes  Defined outcomes  Competition

7 7 What is A-76?  A-76 is not contracting out or outsourcing  A-76 is a competition resulting in increased efficiency and lower costs  The taxpayer wins  Historical competition results:  Government wins % of competitions  % savings achieved (regardless of who wins)

8 8 Keys for a Successful A-76 Study  Start with a well organized approach  Effective communications strategy and planning is critical  Top-down commitment is essential to set the tone and stay the course  Studies are resource intensive  Set realistic timelines and milestones  Focus on customer requirements

9 9 DOE Background  President’s/OMB requirement to study 15% of FAIR Act commercial inventory by end of FY 2003  DOE listed 9,889 FTE of 14,717 FTE as “not inherently governmental” on 2001 FAIR Act inventory (6/2001)  Reduced by removing the PMAs (3409) leaving 6480  15% of 6480 = 972 FTE to be studied  March 22, 2002 DOECAST Announcement commencing the competitive Sourcing Initiative stems from the DOE FY03 budget commitment to competitively source approximately 1,000 FTEs  Dr. Bruce Carnes, Director OMBE/CFO, has the lead responsibility as Chair of the Competitive Sourcing Executive Steering Group (ESG)  ESG corporately oversees the imitative, the Department's Competitive Sourcing A-76 Office, led by Denny O’Brien, provides overall guidance on policies and procedures and day-to-day management of the initiative

10 10 DOE Background  Functional area study targets are a mix of Department-wide and specific organizations– primarily “administrative” activities.  Team Chiefs of the study areas and initial plans of actions have been approved by the ESG  Initial validation of numbers and functions (completed)  Opportunity to modify FAIR Act codes and recommend changes (completed)

11 11 Functional Area Studies FunctionTeam LeadPositions (HQ/Field) Locations (HQ/Field) Information TechnologyKaren Evans, CIO420 (224/196)14/19 Human ResourcesClaudia Cross, ME165 (82/83)24/19 Financial ServicesHelen Sherman, ME151 (60/91)1/13 LogisticsBrian Costlow, ME200 (101/99)3/12 Personnel Security Clearances (deferred by ESG) Rosalie Jordan, SO27 (0/27)0/3 Paralegals (removed by ESG)21 (9/12)2/8 Civil Rights Reviews ( Direct Conversion) Frank Beserra, ED8 (8/0)1/0 GraphicsBrian Costlow, ME13 (all HQ)1/0

12 12 For handout insert worksheets from Excel file here

13 Functional Areas Studies Funding  Estimated cost (excluding Federal time and travel) will be $5.4 million  $3.5 million needed in FY 2002  All DOE organizations share the cost of studies based on staffing levels.

14 14 Executive Steering Group (ESG)  Oversight of Competitive Sourcing  Ensure funding and resources are provided and appropriately utilized  Functional Area Study Team (FAST) Leaders report to the Executive Steering Group  Review and provide final Departmental approval for all Competitive Sourcing Study Action Plans, Performance Work Statements, Management Plans and related information  Approve cost comparison waivers, study modifications and study cancellations  Appoint officials for the Independent Review Organization, source selection activities, appeals process, transitional and post transition activities  Provide for arbitration and resolution of cross organizational issues

15 15 Executive Steering Group (ESG)  Advise the Secretary on what is necessary to accomplish the Department’s and the President’s Competitive Sourcing Goals  Members  Deputy Secretary of Energy  Director, Office of Management, Budget and Evaluation/CFO  Under Secretary of Energy, Science and Environment  Under Secretary for Nuclear Security  Advisors  The General Counsel  Director, Public Affairs  Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs  National Representatives American Federation of Government Employees National Treasury Employees Union

16 16 Executive Steering Group -Oversight -Compliance -Funding & Resources -Study Investigation -Direction -Study Approval -Study Changes -Appointments -Mitigation 6 Study Teams Provides Advice, support & assistance Competitive Sourcing/A-76 Ofc. Support Contractor Jupiter Operational Roles Monitor (contractual) & day-to-day operation

17 17 Current ESG Status  ESG DECISIONS – JUNE 17, 2002  Approved Financial Services, Information Technology, Logistics and Human Resources Studies Actions Plans (IT, Financial Services, HR, Logistics Study Action Plans on  IT Study: Approved the one study of all IT FTEs concept including the potential addition of FTEs (beyond the 420 initially selected) Requested a reevaluation of the four year study time frame  Logistics Studies: Requested a review of all logistics type FTEs, to include positions that may have been coded under inventory function codes not originally targeted  Human Resources Study: Requested that all training FTEs, including those located in program offices, be reviewed for inclusion in the study

18 18 Current ESG Status  Two Teams appealed to ESG for removal of FTE from study  Paralegal - remove all 21 FTE from study - ESG agreed  Personnel Security Investigators - remove all 27 FTE from study - ESG agreed to suspend study subject to further review  ESG has been provided Graphics and Civil Rights Study Team Action Plans for approval  ESG will approve any additional studies or change in the numbers of positions in existing studies  OMB may require study of more FTEs in 2004 (depends on impact of Congressional legislation restricting use of numerical quotas)

19 19 Performance Work Statement Performance Work Statement Procurement/ Solicitation Issued Procurement/ Solicitation Issued Source Selection Source Selection Management Plan  Most Efficient Organization  Transition Plan  Technical Performance Plan  In-House Cost Estimate Transition to MEO or Contract PRE-PLANNINGPRE-PLANNING COSTCOMPARISONCOSTCOMPARISON COSTCOMPARISONCOSTCOMPARISON APPEALSPROCESSAPPEALSPROCESS APPEALSPROCESSAPPEALSPROCESS

20 Planning effort for A-76 study 2. Conduct management study (gather historical data, write PWS & QASP) 3. Review results of management study 4. Make changes & obtain approvals 5. Pre-solicitation actions (RFI, pre-solicitation conferences) 6. Prepare & reproduce solicitation 7. Develop Management Plan (MEO, TPP, TP’s, IHCE) 8. Perform independent review of Management Plan 9. Receive Contractor/Government response to solicitation 10. Evaluate offerors proposals 11. Obtain pre-negotiation business clearance approval 12. Discussions w/offerors, modify proposals, review best & final offers, if necessary 13. Obtain post-negotiation business clearance approval 14. Compare w/in-house proposal 15. Decision Typical A Month Timeline

21 21 Current Study Status  Study teams are organized or are organizing  Bi-monthly Functional Area Study Team Leaders meetings  Study Support contractors selected  Overview training/VTC - Over 150 trained  Detailed study team member training identified  A-76 management systems selected [Commercial Activities Management Information System (CAMIS), Wincompare 2 ]  Roles & responsibilities in the A-76 process under development  Appeals, SSA, TEP, MEO and PWS approvals  Will submit to ESG for approval  DOE Inherently Governmental and Commercial Activities Inventory submitted by the Secretary to OMB on 6/27/02

22 22 Future Actions  Executive Steering Group approves all A-76 Study Team Action Plans  Management Council assistance in helping identify study positions for 2003/04/05  Expect to study more positions in 04/05  Current ongoing studies may increase by additional 200 FTEs  Council to consider  Studies designed to help an organization achieve its end state  Additional other Department –wide functional areas  Potential insourcing  Executive Steering Group will approve additional studies positions

23 23 A-76 Challenges  A-76 studies have numerous challenges  Managerial  Balancing study and mission priorities  Allocating and managing resources  Meeting study milestones  Minimizing adverse impact on employees  Adverse personnel actions  Cultural  Managing employee fear and resistance  Maintaining union partnership  Managing organizational overload  Educating other stakeholders  Effective up front planning and a strong communications strategy can minimize risk  Ensure successful completion  Sustain or improve mission accomplishment  Effective contractor competition  Quality of solicitation package  Source selection evaluation process

24 24 HR Critical Role  HR Assistance/Help=Employee Morale  Employees CANNOT know enough about the A-76 process and THEIR RIGHTS  A-76 process does not change or eliminate ANY employee OPM processes or procedures  Federal Employees win 60% of the studies  Information is the Key  Labor relations and Unions must be involved and knowledgeable

25 25  “Is My Position in the A-76 Study?”  “When is the RIF?”  WHERE IS THE HR OFFICE ?????

26 26 For Further Information    Competitive Sourcing/A-76 Office  Denny O’Brien ( )  Mark Hively ( )  Steven Apicella ( )  Robin Mudd ( )  YOUR LOCAL HR ORGANIZATIONS


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