A-76 Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No.A-76, "Performance of Commercial Activities," establishes Federal policy for the performance of recurring commercial activities and implements the statutory requirements of the Federal Activities Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act of 1998, Public Law 105-270.OMB Circular A-76 is design to balance the interest of the public and private sector, and provide a level playing field for competition, and management and performance of commercial activities.

The Circular is design to empower Federal managers to make sound and justifiable business decisions.  In accordance with the FAIR Act and Circular A-76, each agency must submit to OMB by June 30 of each year, a detailed inventory of all commercial and inherently governmental functions performed by Federal employees.

The NOAA A-76 Program Manager is responsible for providing management oversight and advice regarding A-76/FAIR Act requirements.

A-76 Fair Act Resources