Government Accountability Office, Human Capital: The Proper Use of Consultants, Experts, and Contractors (Nov. 15, 1978) (not available online).
An Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Bulletin provided guidelines concerning the use of consultants as well as a definition of consultant services to be used uniformly by all Federal agencies. These guidelines discuss how agencies are to make certain changes in reporting their use of consultants to the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and to a new contract data system. Within the next few months, new information will be available to show the extent to which the Government uses various types of consultant services and their cost. Every agency in the executive branch has begun to uniquely identify to CSC each of three categories of employees they hire to provide consultant services. However, this new way of tracking consultant employees applies only to individuals hired after October 1, 1978.