|FAIR ACT LIST
On October 17, 2002, HUD announced that
3635 jobs can be contracted out.
The list includes jobs from 110 Appraisers to 172 Mortgage Underwriters
in Housing; from 228 Financial Analysts in Public Housing to 40 Financial
Analysts in CPD; and 69% of all CFO staff nationwide.
The list was compiled to meet the FAIR (Federal
Activities Inventory Reform) Act, a law requiring agencies to annually list
all jobs that it believes are commercial and could be contracted out. The law allows the Union to challenge
the inclusion of jobs on the list. But we only have 30 days, and we need
your input to be successful.
To see if your job is on the list, first
go to the 2002 Fair Act List and look at the spreadsheet titled "Function
Codes". Find the code that describes what your job is. For example,
D606 is Asset Appraisal and Valuation. Then go to the spreadsheet titled
"Inventory". Find your program area, then look for your function
code in the center column. When you find the code, look for your city. Once
you find that, look at the Status column; if it has an "I" breathe
easy -- you're inherently Governmental and won't be contracted out. If it
has a "C" you're Commercial. Look at the Reason column next; if
it has an "A" or a "G" you won't be contracted out.
BUT, if it has a "B" or a "C" look out! Your number
could be next.
If your job is on the list to be contracted
out, we need your help to file a challenge. Click here
to go to a short guide for filing FAIR Act challenges and appeals, or click here to see the full guide. To see a copy
of the Council 222's 2001 FAIR Act Challenge letter, click
Please work with your
colleagues to draft a letter challenging the contracting out of your jobs,
and forward it to your Local President or to the Council (in Lotus Notes type the following - AFGE Council
We need your draft challenge
letters by November 21!
this page posted November 13, 2002