CONFIDENTIALITY NOTE: If the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) decides to use information elicited in this survey, it will not identify any names or otherwise reveal the source of the information.

POGO is an independent non-profit that investigates and exposes corruption and other misconduct in order to achieve a more effective, accountable, open and ethical federal government.

POGO is investigating the federal government’s outsourcing of services to the private sector, which will be referred to in this survey as federal service contracts (or FSCs for short). POGO is trying to determine whether these contracts conform to regulatory standards and are achieving the stated purpose(s) of using private sector contractors instead of government employees to perform services (i.e. to acquire hard-to-find skills, to save money, to augment federal workforce capacity on an emergency basis, to reduce the size of the government).

To aid in this investigation, this survey is being distributed to federal government and contractor employees. POGO will analyze the responses to this survey in conjunction with other data obtained through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and publish its findings and recommendations in a written report that will be accessible online.

NOTE: If the question asks you to identify specific relevant documents, please provide a sufficient description (title, subject, author, recipient(s), date, etc.) that will allow POGO to request those documents either directly from the relevant agency or through FOIA requests. If the document is available to the public via the Internet, please provide the specific URL link to that document.

The survey contains 9 sets of questions. You will be directed to those sets that pertains to your job status and work experience. Please respond to each question based upon your direct knowledge/opinion or information easily accessible to you. Some sets of questions may take longer to answer than others. There is no need to complete the survey in one sitting.

IMPORTANT: Unless authorized by an appropriate supervisor, do not respond to this survey on government/company time or on a government/company computer.

Thank you for taking the time to respond to the survey, and please provide your responses no later than November 30, 2009. NOTE: The response data has been extended to January 15, 2010.

* 1. Please identify your current job status.