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2006 Competitive Sourcing Report

Section 647 Transmittal Letter to Selective Members of Congress

The following is the unaddressed text of DOL's Section 647 Report Transmittal letter that was hand carried to 14 selective Members of Congress on December 21, 2006. The report addresses the Department's FY2006 Competitive Sourcing activities.

In compliance with Section 647(b) of Division F of the FY 2004 Consolidated Appropriations Act (P.L. 108-199), and on behalf of the Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao, I am pleased to submit the following enclosed documents pertaining to the Department of Labor's (DOL) FY2006 Competitive Sourcing activities:

  • A spreadsheet summarizing programmatic information concerning the Department's six (6) FY 2006 completed competitions. See Attachment 1.
  • A spreadsheet summarizing programmatic information concerning the Department's six (6) FY 2006 publicly announced competitions that are presently in progress. See Attachment 2.
  • A spreadsheet depicting total actual savings for the Department's 15 completed competitions in FY 2004 and FY 2005. See Attachment 3.
  • A narrative discussion of the alignment of the Department's competitive sourcing and strategic management of human capital initiatives. See Attachment 4.

The Department's competition plan for FY 2007 schedules approximately 250 FTE to be studied for possible competition, subject to revision to accommodate the outcome of other initiatives.

The enclosed materials have been prepared in accordance with guidance conveyed in OMB Memorandum M-07-01 (October 5, 2006). If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact me directly on (202) 693-4040, or have a member of your staff contact Larry Clark, Director, Office of Competitive Sourcing, at (202) 693-4020 or via e-mail at


Patrick Pizzella
Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management,
Competitive Sourcing Official