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White House legislation includes more buyouts, bonuses and flexible hiring

Federal managers could offer $25,000 buyouts, make on-the-spot hiring decisions and design personnel systems that could be permanently exempt from Title V of the Civil Service Code under legislation unveiled by the White House Monday.

FBI turns to contractors for translation help

The FBI is hiring contractors to fill its critical shortage of Arabic, Farsi and Pashto translators.

Senator seeks performance-based airport security system

Civil service rules would not stop a federally run airport security system from making quick hires or firing poor performers under legislation introduced by Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., on Thursday.

Bush says feds will take leading role in airport security

Federal employees will lead an effort to supervise contractors and tighten security at airports across the country, President Bush said Thursday.