1 The U.S. Bureau of the Census classifies local governments into the following major types: (a) county governments, (b) municipal and township governments, (c) special district governments, and (d) school district governments/public school systems.
2 The 1998 Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act requires federal agencies to maintain lists of all activities performed by federal employees that could be outsourced to private firms, as reported by the agencies. Activities that are considered “inherently governmental” are not included on these lists.
3 U.S. Office of Personnel Management, http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_ guides/career_transition.asp U.S.
1. Agency Career Transition Services
Each agency provides career transition services to surplus employees, giving
them skills and resources to help them find other employment. These ser-
vices might include skills assessment, résumé preparation, counseling, or
job search assistance. Agencies must also develop policies on retraining
their surplus employees.
2. Agency Special Selection Priority Under the Career Transition Assistance
Agencies must give selection priority to their own well qualified surplus
employees who apply for vacancies in other agency components in the local
commuting area. Agencies must notify their surplus or displaced employees
when they plan to fill these jobs. With a few exceptions, the agency must
select those who apply and are eligible and well qualified before any other
candidate from within or outside the agency.