Brandon's latest EO. I will paraphrase...if you have a contractor that is performing like dog chit on a contract, and the contractor loses the contract, the crappy workers that were performing like dog chit will move to the new, winning contractor so they can continue to provide dog-chit service.
Making federal procurement more efficient by reducing worker turnover. The Executive Order extends the right of first refusal to qualified workers when a service contract changes hands and the jobs on the new contract are similar. Turnover can be costly. It takes time to advertise and hire new workers for a job. It also takes time and money for workers to be trained for a new job and to learn the particular ways in which that job is performed for the federal government. Maintaining the existing workforce reduces the disruption in the delivery of services during the period of transition between contractors and maintains physical and information security. It also ensures that taxpayer-funded services benefit from an experienced workforce that is already familiar with federal facilities, personnel and other requirements of the job. Finally, this Order will provide firms that secure new federal contracts with a ready, skilled pool of workers.
Wife's been hopping federal contracts now for two decades. The cream already rises to the top. These people all know each other. They know who is good and who isn't. Usually, a bunch of people leave the contract just before it is renewed, the best people, and they generally are gobbled up by one of the bidding companies who invariably win the new bid and the next contract, based on the resumes they submit of those they've hired who did a good job on the last contract. They follow the contracts, and there is zero company loyalty. You can make more by doing well and leaving for the next bidder who will pay you more to secure the contract with your experience. You can actually increase pay this way far more than staying with the contractor after the contract is lost.
And it is a TIGHT community. They all keep in touch, across contracts. When one is coming up for bid, they usually know who will win the next one by who left the existing contract who was doing well, and where they went.
They do not have to retrain all these people. They collect the best management and knowledge, then they hire and train low paid data entry type people, but not the ones making the high salaries. It actually keeps the contracts leaner than they would otherwise be when they're rebid. All of the people who matter on a new contract, are already the best at what they do.
Luckily, these are private companies, and as such, they will refuse just as they have if the person underperformed on the prior contract, which they already do. The skilled workers are already in place when contracts change, the good ones. So Biden's saying "Ok, we're going to streamline this by mandating what's currently being done, is being done because now I say so, even though it was essentially happening anyway". Pure PR stunt.