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The Human Resources Line of Business (HR LOB) initiative, under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) direction and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) management, aims to increase operational efficiencies and cost savings governmentwide by transitioning outdated and decentralized federal agency human resources information technology systems to pre-qualified public sector or commercial shared service center providers. Section 747 of Division D of the Fiscal Year 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Pub. L. No. 110-161) required OMB to provide to the Congressional Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate a report on a number of issues, including the role of public-private competition as part of HR LOB, and for GAO to review OMB's report and brief the committees on GAO's views concerning the report. On September 10, 2008, we briefed congressional staff on the results of our review, and that briefing is reprinted in full as an enclosure to this letter. As agreed, this concludes our work performed under this mandate.

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