October 1, 2011
While the full-time civilian federal workforce has remained relatively static at 2.1 million for the past three decades, a leading expert estimates there are about 7.5 million government contract workers, or more than three times the number of regular government workers.
The government can’t monitor and assess this shadow federal workforce. They don’t have the data.
The Obama Administration has proposed to fix that that by creating a system to collect and analyze information about the legions of federal contract workers.
The federal government has published the proposal and is now seeking public comment. The Chamber of Commerce and others that oppose transparency measures have already started exerting pressure to kill down the survey.
Please send a letter supporting transparency in federal contracting. A sample letter of support can be found here. Urge the administration to establish a system that will:
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