|October 5, 2008|
DOL 2003 Inventory of Commercial Activities
Under the Federal Activities Inventory Reform Act of 1998 (FAIR Act), federal agencies must develop an annual inventory of all commercial activities performed by federal employees, e.g., those activities that are not inherently governmental. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reviews each agency's commercial activities inventory and consults with the agency on inventory content. After OMB has completed its review and consultation, the agency must make its inventory available to the public.
OMB has reviewed and has published a notice of availability in the Federal Register for DOL's FAIR Act Inventory for FY 2003. The inventory is presented below for the public's review, in a format specified by OMB. If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact Kathy Alejandro, Deputy Director of the Business Operations Center, at (202) 693-4026.
Explanation of Inventory Content and Codes
The FAIR Act Inventory catalogues the commercial activities performed by Department of Labor employees. In addition, OMB has directed federal agencies to provide the public with information on inherently governmental functions performed by DOL employees. DOLs 2003 FAIR Act Inventory lists both commercial and inherently governmental functions together in the same format.
Interested parties should be aware that the Inventory is only a list of DOL commercial activities. It does not reflect any management decisions about what may or may not be subject to competition or contracted out by DOL at some point in the future. The commercial activities on the inventory provide the universe of activities upon which future decisions related to competitive sourcing may be made.
The Inventory uses several codes-OMB function codes, status codes and reason codes. Explanations of the codes are provided at the links below.
For further information on the FAIR Act Inventory format and codes, please visit the OMB Web site .
Challenges to the FAIR Act Inventory
The FAIR Act permits an interested party to challenge the inclusion or exclusion of an activity from DOLs FAIR Act Inventory. Challenges must be filed within 30 working days of the publication of the Federal Register notice that DOLs FAIR Act Inventory was available. The last day for receipt of challenges on DOLs 2003 Inventory is March 8, 2004.
Who may file a challenge?
What is a valid basis for a challenge?
I am an interested party. How do I file a challenge?
What information should I include in my challenge?
Where should I send my Inventory challenge?
To assist in processing, you should mark "FAIR Act Challenge" on the envelope.
Decisions on Challenges
How soon can I expect a decision on my challenge?
What will the challenge decision cover?
Appeals from Inventory Challenge Decisions
An interested party who is dissatisfied with the decision on an inventory challenge may appeal the decision to the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management.
How do I appeal my unsuccessful challenge?
What do I need to include in my appeal?
Where do I send my appeal?
To assist in processing, please mark "FAIR Act Appeal" on the envelope. The Assistant Secretary will issue a written decision on the appeal within 10 working days, explaining the determination and the rationale for the decision.