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March 22, 2013

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Retire Today, Do the Same Job for More Pay Tomorrow



Contract Oversight The Department of Energy (DOE) Inspector General (IG) released an inspection report detailing prime contractor employees who retire and then go to work as a subcontractor doing the same work in the same office but at a higher salary, which might not be goo

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Topics: Contract Oversight

July 25, 2012

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

No Mention of Contractors, But Federal and Private Pay Differences Depend on Methodologies



GAO Pay Report Yesterday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report entitled Results of Studies on Federal Pay Varied Due to Differing Methodologies (GAO-12-564).

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Topics: Contract Oversight

May 2, 2012

By Scott H. Amey, J.D.

Defense Department's New Definition of "Commercial Item" Will Save Money



Save Money POGO recently learned that DoD sent a legislative proposal to Congress to narrow the definition of a "commercial item" to mean goods or services that are actually sold to the general public in "like quantities." This proposal is a huge improvement over the

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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