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Appendix D: Human Resources Management (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)
201 13-1072 595-21 GS-15F-0070K
GS-02F-0040P
GS-15F-0070K
GS-15F-0049L
GS-22F-8084H
GS-15F-0056M
GS-22F-8084H
GS-15F-0069K
GS-15F-0056M
GS-15F-0069K
GS-15F-0056M
Classification Senior
Classification Specialist
Classification Specialist
Classification Specialist
Classification Specialist
HR Senior Specialist Classification
Senior Position Classification Specialist
Senior Position Classification Specialist
HR Specialist Classification
Classification Specialist
HR Expert Classification
$104.04
$87.60
$97.11
$93.45
$88.58
$171.88
$103.00
$86.41
$98.95
$72.72
$180.93

$107.70 6/14/2007 – 6/13/2008
11/20/2008 – 11/19/2009
6/14/2007 – 6/13/2008
8/16/2008 – 8/15/2009
6/8/2008 – 6/7/2009
7/9/2008 – 7/8/2009
6/8/2008 – 6/7/2009
6/5/2007 – 6/4/2008
7/9/2008 – 7/8/2009
6/5/2007 – 6/4/2008
7/9/2008 – 7/8/2009
201 13-1079 595-21 GS-15F-0070K
GS-15F-0070K
EEO Services Senior
EEO Services Specialist
$130.62
$113.30
$121.96 6/14/2007 – 6/13/2008
6/14/2007 – 6/13/2008
201 13-1073 595-21 GS-15F-0069K
GS-15F-0069K
Employee Development Specialist
Senior Employee Development Specialist
$72.72
$96.60
$84.66 6/5/2007 – 6/4/2008
6/5/2007 – 6/4/2008
201 13-1079 595-21 GS-15F-0070K
GS-02F-0040P
GS-15F-0070K
GS-15F-0049L
GS-22F-8084H
GS-15F-0069K
Employee Relations Senior
Employee Relations Specialist
Employee Relations Specialist
Employee Relations Specialist
Employee Relations Specialist
Employee Relations Specialist
$123.69
$87.60
$110.98
$98.02
$103.00
$72.72
$99.34 6/14/2007 – 6/13/2008
11/20/2008 – 11/19/2009
6/14/2007 – 6/13/2008
8/16/2008 – 8/15/2009
6/8/2008 – 6/7/2009
6/5/2007 – 6/4/2008
201 13-1079
13-1079
13-1079
13-1079
11-3049
11-3049
11-3049
11-3049
595-21 GS-22F-8084H
GS-15F-0069K
GS-15F-0056M
GS-15F-0056M
GS-02F-0040P
GS-02F-0040P
GS-02F-0040P
GS-02F-0040P
Senior Employee Relations Specialist
Senior Employee Relations Specialist
HR Specialist Employee Relations
HR Senior Specialist Employee Relations
HR Assistant Manager
HR Consultant
HR Manager
Senior HR Consultant
$133.90
$96.60
$98.95
$171.88
$102.59
$172.71
$97.83
$230.31
$138.10 6/8/2008 – 6/7/2009
6/5/2007 – 6/4/2008
7/9/2008 – 7/8/2009
7/9/2008 – 7/8/2009
11/20/2008 – 11/19/2009
11/20/2008 – 11/19/2009
11/20/2008 – 11/19/2009
11/20/2008 – 11/19/2009
201 13-1071 595-21 GS-15F-0056M
GS-15F-0056M
GS-15F-0056M
GS-22F-8084H
GS-15F-0069K
GS-22F-8084H
GS-15F-0069K
GS-15F-0070K
GS-02F-0040P
GS-15F-0070K
GS-15F-0049L
HR Expert Recruitment & Placement
HR Senior Recruitment & Placement
HR Specialist Recruitment & Placement
Recruitment/Staffing Specialist
Recruitment/Staffing Specialist
Senior Recruitment/Staffing Specialist
Senior Recruitment/Staffing Specialist
Staffing Senior
Staffing Specialist
Staffing Specialist
Staffing Specialist
$180.93
$171.88
$98.95
$88.58
$72.72
$103.00
$86.41
$104.04
$87.60
$97.11
$93.45
$107.70

7/9/2008 – 7/8/2009
7/9/2008 – 7/8/2009
7/9/2008 – 7/8/2009
6/8/2008 – 6/7/2009
6/5/2007 – 6/4/2008
6/8/2008 – 6/7/2009
6/5/2007 – 6/4/2008
6/14/2007 – 6/13/2008
11/20/2008 – 11/19/2009
6/14/2007 – 6/13/2008
8/16/2008 – 8/15/2009

201 13-1079 595-21 GS-02F-0040P
GS-15F-0070K
GS-15F-0070K
HR Specialist
HR Specialist
Senior HR Specialist
$75.71
$89.37
$109.12
$91.40 11/20/2008 – 11/19/2009
6/14/2007 – 6/13/2008
6/14/2007 – 6/13/2008
201 13-1079 595-21 GS-15F-0070K
GS-15F-0070K
Labor Relations Senior
Labor Relations Specialist
$143.34
$122.55
$132.95 6/14/2007 – 6/13/2008
6/14/2007 – 6/13/2008
201 13-1079 595-21 GS-15F-0070K
GS-15F-0070K
Performance Mgt. Services Specialist
Performance Mgt. Services Senior
$104.04
$116.76
$110.40 6/14/2007 – 6/13/2008
6/14/2007 – 6/13/2008
201 13-1072 595-21 GS-15F-0070K Retirement & Benefits Specialist $104.30 $104.30 6/14/2007 – 6/13/2008
        Average Hourly Billing Rate  $109.85    
        Average Annual Billing Rate (g) $228,488    

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 billing 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 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 billing rate.