Fair Act Inventory
The Office of Business Management and Transformation (OBMT) has functional oversight responsibilities for the Department's implementation of OMB Circular No. A-76, Performance of Commercial Activities. The Department views competitive sourcing as a method to, "…achieve excellence in management services and thereby improve overall Department management" [goal number 8 in the Department's strategic plan]. Competitive sourcing is aimed at improving efficiency, thus enabling HHS to effectively deliver health and human services. Competitive sourcing is not designed to simply contract out. Rather, it is designed to provide a level playing field between public and private offerors to a competition, encourage competition in the management and performance of commercial activities, and empower Federal managers to make sound and justifiable business decisions.
The Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Inventory is required by the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-270) and OMB Circular A-76 - Competitive Sourcing. The Inventory is prepared annually by the Office of Business Management and Transformation. The Inventory depicts HHS workforce by functions (or activities) performed by HHS employees. The Inventory further breaks down these activities into Inherently Governmental (activities that can only be performed by a Federal employee) and Commercial (Activities that can be performed by Federal or contract employees) categories. The number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs) is also displayed by location.
Michael Yea, Director
Office of Business Management and Transformation
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 22201