Guidance for Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Nonprocurement)
OMB is revising its Governmentwide guidance on nonprocurement debarment and suspension and issuing it in final form. The guidance, as implemented by Federal agency regulations, will replace the current common rule as the source of uniform agency policies and procedures related to nonprocurement debarment and suspension. Replacing the common rule with the guidance will reduce the volume of Federal regulations in this area and make them simpler to use.
Performance of Commercial Activities
OMB is updating the civilian position full fringe benefit cost factor used to compute the estimated cost of government performance in public-private competitions conducted pursuant to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76. The civilian position full fringe benefit cost factor is comprised of four separate elements: (1) Insurance and health benefits, (2) standard civilian retirement benefits, (3) Medicare benefits, and (4) miscellaneous fringe benefits. OMB is updating the insurance and health benefits and standard civilian retirement benefits cost elements based on actuarial analyses provided by the Office of Personnel Management. OMB is also updating the annual Federal pay raise assumptions and inflation cost factors used for computing the government's personnel and non-pay costs in Circular A-76 public-private competitions. These annual pay raise assumptions and inflation factors are based on the President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2007. The tax rate tables used in connection with Circular A-76 competitions have also been revised. 2