- By William Matthews
- Oct 16, 2000
The 1999 FAIR Act job inventory contained hundreds of rulings that rankled
industry organizations and government employees alike. Some examples:
* The Navy and Air Force excluded some vehicle and building maintenance
and supply operation jobs from outsourcing, arguing that their link to wartime
deployments makes reliance on contractors too risky.
* The Agriculture Department ruled that although jobs in campground
management were "inherently governmental," it would make contracting decisions
on a case-by-case basis.
* After complaints, the Commerce Department agreed to add map- and
chart-making jobs to its list of potentially commercial positions.