News Briefs

September 16, 1996

News Briefs

News summaries from OPM AM, the daily newsletter of the Office of Personnel Management. OPM AM is available on OPM Mainstreet, the agency's electronic bulletin board, at 202-606-4800.

**OPM UNVEILS INTERNET WEB SITE**OPM is demonstrating its Employment Information Homepage, "USA JOBS" today in Room 1350 at 10 a.m. USA JOBS provides Internet users with access to job vacancy listings, general employment information, vacancy announcements, and forms needed to apply for jobs (Office of Communications News Release, September 13).

THE FEDERAL DIARY--"If government employees scored the congressional season--which ends this month--like a baseball game, the final scoreboard probably would show: Civil Servants 5, Fed-Bashers 2." That outcome, of course, assumes certain things will happen between now and the end of the congressional session (Sunday)...Today's column answers questions from readers on the use of official time by union representatives and downsizing (Monday, The Washington Post).

SICK LEAVE--More employers rethink the paid-leave system as workers take time off for every reason but illness (The Washington Post).

ROBOTS AT WORK--Mailmobiles are ideal employees. No complaining, no breaks, and no family worries. And at the FBI, their Marvin, a Mailmobile robot, always delivers. But beware, he may pin you against a wall (The Baltimore Sun).

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