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Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 1802 - Prohibiting Contracting out of Positions Reserved for Veterans

July 18, 1985

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY

(House)
(Gilman (R) New York and 5 others)

The Administration is strongly opposed to enactment of H.R. 1802, which would prevent contracting out for guard, elevator operator, messenger, and custodian positions currently held by veterans, unless qualified veterans are unavailable for such positions.

This would unnecessarily eliminate potentially 40,000 positions from the productivity improvement program of OMB Circular A-76, with savings foregone of upward of $409 million annually. Most veterans in these positions affected by the A-76 program historically have been offered other Government positions and not lost Federal employment.

APP Note: Original document provided by Samuel Kernell, UC San Diego.

Ronald Reagan, Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 1802 - Prohibiting Contracting out of Positions Reserved for Veterans Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/326919