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Appendix D: Budget Analysis (POGO Report: Bad Business: Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Wasted on Hiring Contractors)

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September 13, 2011

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Appendix D Job Listing

GSA Contract Billing Rates (a)

 

OPM GS Series (b)SOC Code (c)GSA SIN (d)Contract NumberGSA CategoryGovernment Site Hourly Billing Rate (e)Average Hourly Billing RateContract Rate Dates (f)
560 11-3031 520-12 GS-23F-0344K
GS-23F-0047T
Accountant - Budgeting
Accountant I – Budgeting
$49.00
$56.91
$52.96
 
7/12/2008 – 7/11/2009
5/3/2008 – 5/2/2009
560 11-3031 520-12 GS-23F-0047T Accountant II – Budgeting $67.86 $67.86 5/3/2008 – 5/2/2009
560 11-3031 520-12 GS-23F-0047T Accountant III – Budgeting $76.87 $76.87 5/3/2008 – 5/2/2009
560 11-3031 520-12 GS-23F-0124M Associate I – Budgeting $101.24 $101.24 3/12/2008 – 3/11/2009
560 11-3031 520-12 GS-23F-0124M Associate II – Budgeting $107.20 $107.20 3/12/2008 – 3/11/2009
560 11-3031 520-12 GS-23F-0124M Associate III – Budgeting $119.11 $119.11 3/12/2008 – 3/11/2009
560 13-2031 520-12 GS-23F-8132H Experienced Manager Financial Management Services $250.69 $250.69 1/16/2008 – 12/31/2008
560 13-2031 520-12 GS-23F-8132H Experienced Senior Consultant Financial Management Services $211.65 $211.65 1/16/2008 – 12/31/2008
560 13-2031 520-12 GS-23F-8132H Experienced Senior Manager Financial Management Services $303.07 $303.07 1/16/2008 – 12/31/2008
560 11-3031 520-12 GS-23F-0109L
GS-23F-0344K
Financial Analyst – Budgeting
Financial Analyst – Budgeting
$82.79
$49.00
$65.90  2/7/2008 – 2/6/2009
7/12/2008 – 7/11/2009
560 11-3031 520-12 GS-23F-0047T Financial Management Specialist I – Budgeting $70.74 $70.74 5/3/2008 – 5/2/2009
560 11-3031 520-12 GS-23F-0047T Financial Management Specialist II – Budgeting $87.61 $87.61 5/3/2008 – 5/2/2009
560 11-3031 520-12 GS-23F-0047T Financial Management Specialist III – Budgeting $94.23 $94.23 5/3/2008 – 5/2/2009
560 13-2031
11-3031
520-12 GS-23F-9837H
GS-23F-0109L
Senior Manager – Budgeting
Financial Manager – Budgeting
$95.06
$168.58
$131.82  1/1/2009 – 12/31/2009
2/7/2008 – 2/6/2009
560 11-3031 520-12 GS-23F-0344K Junior Accountant – Budgeting $40.69 $40.69 7/12/2008 – 7/11/2009
560 11-3031 520-12 GS-23F-0109L

GS-23F-0344K
Junior Financial Analyst – Budgeting
Junior Financial Analyst – Budgeting
$65.84

$40.69
$53.27  2/7/2008 – 2/6/2009
7/12/2008 – 7/11/2009
560 13-2031 520-12 GS-23F-8132H Junior Staff Financial Management Services $183.92 $183.92 1/16/2008 – 12/31/2008
560 13-2031

11-3031
520-12 GS-23F-8132H

GS-23F-0124M
Manager Financial Management Services
Manager I – Budgeting
$223.97

$190.57
$207.27  1/16/2008 – 12/31/2009
3/12/2008 – 3/11/2009
560 11-3031 520-12 GS-23F-0124M Manager II – Budgeting $202.48 $202.48 3/12/2008 – 3/11/2009
560 11-3031 520-12 GS-23F-0124M Manager III – Budgeting $214.39 $214.39 3/12/2008 – 3/11/2009
560 11-3031 520-12 GS-23F-0124M Manager IV – Budgeting $232.26 $232.26 3/12/2008 – 3/11/2009
560 11-3031 520-12 GS-23F-0124M Senior Associate I – Budgeting $125.06 $125.06 3/12/2008 – 3/11/2009
560 11-3031 520-12 GS-23F-0124M Senior Associate II – Budgeting $136.97 $136.97 3/12/2008 – 3/11/2009
560 11-3031 520-12 GS-23F-0124M Senior Associate III – Budgeting $148.88 $148.88 3/12/2008 – 3/11/2009
560 11-3031
13-2031
520-12 GS-23F-0124M
GS-23F-8132H
Senior Manager I – Budgeting
Senior Manager Financial Management Services
$232.26
$276.36
$254.31  3/12/2008 – 3/11/2009
1/16/2008 – 12/31/2008
560 11-3031 520-12 GS-23F-0124M Senior Manager II – Budgeting $244.17 $244.17 3/12/2008 – 3/11/2009
560 11-3031 520-12 GS-23F-0124M Senior Manager III – Budgeting $273.95 $273.95 3/12/2008 – 3/11/2009
560 13-2031 520-12 GS-23F-8132H Senior Staff Financial Management Services $198.28 $198.28 1/16/2008 – 12/31/2008
560 11-3031 520-12 GS-23F-0344K Senior Accountant – Budgeting $60.56 $60.56 7/12/2008 – 7/11/2009
560 11-3031 520-12 GS-23F-0109L

GS-23F-0344K
Senior Financial Analyst – Budgeting
Senior Financial Analyst – Budgeting
$109.73

$60.56
$85.15  2/7/2008 – 2/6/2009
7/12/2008 – 7/11/2009
560 13-2031 520-12 GS-23F-9837H Senior Financial Manager – Budgeting $108.26 $108.26 1/1/2009 – 12/31/2009
        Average Hourly Billable Rate  $145.51    
        Average Annual Billable Rate (g) $302,661    

Sources:
Office of Personnel Management, “Federal Classification and Job Grading System: Position Classification Standards for White Collar Work.”  (Downloaded March 7, 2011)

Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Standard Occupational Classification: 213 SOC Major Groups.”  (Downloaded March 7, 2011)
General Services Administration, “GSA eLibrary.”  (Downloaded March 7, 2011) To find the contractor billable rates, click on the “Services” link in the “Category Guide” box, then enter the SIN in the search field; and to find labor rate information for specific contracts, click on the “Services” link in the “Category Guide” box, enter the SIN in the search field, click on the SIN appearing under the “Category” heading in the description match, then click the “Contract Terms & Conditions” icon corresponding to the contract number.

Notes:

 (a) Any of the cited rates that do not comport with data currently published by GSA can be explained in one of the following three ways: 1) POGO transferred data that was available during August 2010, and where possible selected rates in effect for FY 2009, although some of these contracts have expired or been modified; 2) where billing rates varied by location, security levels, etc. POGO used the average of those rates; and 3) manual transference of data from GSA’s website may have resulted in a de minimis number of discrepancies that would be inconsequential for the comparisons POGO calculated. POGO calculated the average annual contractor billing rates by selecting from the GSA’s “Schedule Sale Query” (SSQ) a sample of contracts with other than small businesses generating the most sales.

 (b) Office of Personnel Management’s job classification General Schedule Series.

 (c) Department of Commerce’s Standard Occupational Classification coding system. SOC codes 11-3041 and 11-3042 (Human Resources Management) and 15-1099 and 15-1081 (Information Technology Management) are not listed in this appendix because the GSA contracts did not specify these particular occupational specialties, thus no billing rates could be established.

 (d) General Services Administration’s Special Identification Number for procurement of specific goods and services.

 (e) Hourly billing rate for services performed at a federal government worksite.

 (f) Some contracts do not contain a date range because the contracts were modified and therefore only the date of the modification is listed.

 (g) Average annual contractor billing rates are typically based on a 2,087-hour conversion method, but for the sake of comparison to total government compensation, POGO used a 2,080-hour conversion. As a result, POGO multiplied the average hourly contractor billing rate by 2,080 to calculate the average annual contractor billable rate.

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