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U.S. Department of the Internal Revenue Service, Statutory Authority: The IRS is organized to carry out the responsibilities of the secretary of the Treasury under section 7801 of the Internal Revenue Code. The secretary has full authority to administer and enforce the internal revenue laws and has the power to create an agency to enforce these laws. The IRS was created based on this legislative grant.

 
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General Rif Overview

By: Internal Revenue Service

Excerpt: A reduction in force (RIF) occurs when an agency is obliged to demote, separate, furlough, or reassign to an occupied position one or more employees because of lack of work, shortage of funds, or reorganization. The cause of reduction in force may come from action of Congress, the President, the Office of Management and Budget, or from decisions of the head of the agency or some official who has been authorized to make such decisions. Whatever the source of the ...

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Severance Pay Q and A's

By: Internal Revenue Service

Excerpt: Who is eligible to receive severance pay? To be eligible for severance pay, an employee must (1) have served at least 12 continuous months(which can include non-pay time) in a qualifying appointment, (2) have a full-time or part-time (which includes seasonal, but not intermittent) work schedule, (3) not be eligible for an immediate annuity as a Federal employee or as a retired member of the armed forces, (4) not be receiving Worker?s Compensation benefits, (5) n...

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Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998, As Amended

By: Internal Revenue Service

Purpose of the Law: Improved Access. The intent of the law is to open up opportunities to veterans that might otherwise be closed to them because agencies were increasingly limiting announcements just to ?status? candidates - i.e., those who were already civil service employees. This law requires an agency to allow eligible veterans to apply when the agency will accept applications from individuals outside its own workforce. (?Agency,? in this context, means the parent a...

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A-76 Acronyms and Glossary

By: Internal Revenue Service

Acronym Definition: ATO Agency Tender Official; CA Commercial Activities; CO Contracting Officer; CSO Competitive Sourcing Official; FAIR Federal Activities Inventory Reform; FAR Federal Acquisition Regulation; FedBizOpps Federal Business Opportunities; FTE Full Time Equivalent; GAO General Accounting Office; GFP Government Furnished Equipment; HRA Human Resource Advisor; IRS Internal Revenue Service; MEO Most Efficient Organization; OCS Office of Competitive Sourcing; O...

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Irs Competitive Sourcing : The Top 6 Myths 2/24/05

By: Internal Revenue Service

Excerpt: Fact The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reported that the 217 public-private competitions in FY 2004 are collectively estimated to generate net savings of approximately 1.4 billion over three to five years. One-time incremental costs to conduct the studies and oversight costs were approximately $110 million, which brings net savings to $1. billion. (Jan. 25, 2005 Report to Congress) Annual savings add up to about $552 million -- roughly $22,000 average sa...

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October 2003 Q and a : Most Efficient Organization (Meo)

By: Internal Revenue Service

Excerpt: Where does an MEO fit in the competitive sourcing process? After leadership decides to ?compete? a function based on the results of a Business Case Analysis (BCA), a Performance Work Statement (PWS) is developed laying out the tasks the IRS needs to be performed by the function. The procurement office then submits a solicitation to parties that might be interested in performing the function for the IRS. An MEO is essentially IRS management?s response to that solicitation.

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October 2003 Q and a : Performance Work Statement (Pws)

By: Internal Revenue Service

Excerpt: A Performance Work Statement (PWS) is a document that outlines all of the tasks that the agency needs performed within a given function. The PWS identifies what outputs the IRS expects from the function, performance standards and expectations, and other details such as the location where the work is performed. How does a PWS fit into the competitive sourcing process? Work on a PWS usually begins after IRS executives make a decision to ?compete? a function based ...

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Irs Receives Nish Award March, 2005

By: Internal Revenue Service

Excerpt: IRS has been selected by the NISH Government Awards Committee to receive the 2004 NISH Government Award for Services. This award is presented annually to a government agency that has performed in an exceptional manner by providing training and employment opportunities for Americans with severe disabilities through the Javits-Wagner-O'Day (JWOD) Program. IRS is being recognized for partnering efforts with ServiceSource for the first-ever nationwide JWOD contract ...

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Competitive Sourcing : What Happens to Federal Employees?

By: Jacques S. Gansler
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Revised Omb Circular a - 76 Has Some Differences from the Original...

By: Internal Revenue Service

Excerpt: Agencies received minimal guidance on planning for competitions No mandatory time frames for conducting competitions Decisions based on low cost Unique procurement process, different from Federal Acquisition Regulation Allows direct conversion of 10 or fewer full-time positions to the private sector Allows streamlined competitions of 65 or fewer fulltime positions Requires the lesser of 10 percent of the government bidder?s personnel cost, or $10 million, to be ...

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Office of Competitive Sourcing

By: Internal Revenue Service

Excerpt: The August 1983 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-76, Performance of Commercial Activities, established Federal policy for the performance of recurring commercial activities (CA). On May 29, 2003, OMB issued a revised circular - a major step and one of the pillars to fulfill the Bush Administration?s promise of better management in Government. The Government has long relied on the private sector to provide needed commercial services. The conce...

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Irs A-76 Project Overview February 2005

By: Internal Revenue Service

Excerpt: The requirement outlined in the draft RFP, seeks comments from interested prospective Service Providers with the capability to provide and manage a single, national support contract for logistics support services to include warehouse, transportation, and office appliance repair services and other listed tasks at designated campus and satellite locations located throughout the contiguous United States.

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Competitive Contracting the Understandability of Fair Act Inventor...

By: Internal Revenue Service

Excerpt: As requested, this report describes the initial implementation of the Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act of 1998 and examines selected agencies? inventories of noninherently governmental activities. These agencies are the Departments of Commerce and Transportation, the General Services Administration (GSA), and the Environmental Protection and Federal Emergency Management Agencies. The FAIR Act became law on October 19, 1998, requiring executive agen...

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Performance Work Statement (Pws) for Internal Revenue Service (Irs...

By: Internal Revenue Service
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Area Distribution Center Pws Team Lessons Learned 3/18/03

By: Internal Revenue Service

Excerpt: Team Start-Up: Include union up front as team members // If your solicitation will include IT services or systems, include IT as a partner or team member if possible. // Ensure team members can commit for the entire project // Obtain consolidated space if possible // May want to have PCs that are above baseline in terms of memory and storage; we ran out of both regularly and locked up our machines; files can be quite large! // Get everyone into training very ear...

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Performance Work Statement (Pws) a Discussion on Compliance Docume...

By: Internal Revenue Service

Excerpt: Historically, the requirement document developed in support of Government acquisition efforts (often referred to as Statements of Work, Performance Work Statements, Performance Requirements Documents, etc) would include a section outlining any mandatory publications a contractor must follow to meet the requirements of the resulting contract. Once again, it?s important to understand that a contractor is contractual bound to follow all mandatory publications liste...

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Developing a Performance Work Statement (Pws)

By: Internal Revenue Service

Overview: General Tips // Writing Process // Using Templates // PWS Sections // Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) // Summary...

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Participation in Cost Comparison Study

By: Internal Revenue Service

Excerpt: The purpose of this notice is to inform you of the unique circumstances inherent to your participation in the development of the Performance Work Statement (PWS) or the Agency Tender. This notice will give you general information about your participation, your rights as stated in the applicable regulatory guidance, and the possible impact of participating beyond predetermined limits. Your participation in the development of the PWS or the Agency Tender is essent...

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Independent Review Checklist

By: Internal Revenue Service

Excerpt: Has an IR Team been formed and responsibilities delegated? Did you request and receive copies (hardcopy and electronic) of all relevant documentation? This includes the following, as applicable: Solicitation/RFI // PWS // QASP // Management Plan // Transition Plan // Technical Performance Plan // WinCOMPARE files // Back-up documentation // Pre 3 Has the study documentation been reviewed for familiarity? IR Team members must have a thorough understanding of the ...

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Independent Program Reviews

By: Douglas T. Wheeler

Excerpt: The IRS Office of Competitive Sourcing (OCS) asked LMI to suggest ways to improve its independent review program. This report describes the lessons LMI has learned by conducting these reviews for IRS and other agencies. This report does not feature detailed guidelines for conducting independent reviews. Experienced practitioners, such as the Naval Audit Service and the DOD Inspector General, have published guides that fulfill that need. Rather, we provide a high...

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