These new rules are assumed to be less favorable to current federal employees. It is not known whether the rules of the current study will be "grandfathered" or will change to meet the new criteria. I any case, the vast majority of jobs will be competed under the new rules, so Heads Up! to everyone whose job is not already being "studied."
Full text is posted at http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/a076/a76_rev2003.pdf