President Obama and a Democratic-led Congress have taken steps to reverse years of failed outsourcing policies and allow federal agencies to return contracted and outsourced jobs to the government. This insourcing initiative gives agencies the opportunity to examine how contracting and outsourcing has hurt their ability to carry out their missions and to identify functions that need to be brought back in-house so that these vital missions can be performed with proper control and oversight.

Federal employees represented by AFGE have a unique opportunity to work with their agencies to suggest functions that should be brought back in-house.