Also in the News: Obama wants changes to federal workforce

President-elect Obama laid out ambitious plans for reorganizing the federal workforce during his campaign for the White House, but The Washington Post reports it's unclear how he plans to implement those changes or how successful he will be in doing so.

Obama's plans for the federal workforce include reassignment of many middle-managers, a sharp reduction in the number of outside contracts, and new performance standards for workers, according to the Post.

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