Part Feds, Part Contractors

April 2, 2012

The Homeland Security Department is beginning to see some savings as a result of an initiative that aims to strike a balance between federal employees and contractors within its workforce, including some workers in IT.

Debra Tomcheck, executive director of the Balanced Workforce Program Management Office at DHS, told a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on Thursday that its Balanced Workforce Strategy had resulted in an estimated $2.3 million in savings as of January 2012.

To date, 44 positions have been brought in-house via the strategy and an additional 241 positions have been identified for insourcing in the remainder of fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2013, Tomcheck said. 

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