News Briefs

November 13, 1996

News Briefs

The following news summaries are 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.

THE FEDERAL DIARY--Take time to educate yourself about the Thrift Savings Plan...and...Committee changes include Sen. Fred D. Thompson (R-Tenn) taking over the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee and Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind) becoming chairman of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee(The Washington Post).

POSTAL DIVERSITY--The Postal Service has agreed to an outside review of its diversity program. There have been charges that blacks are overrepresented in the postal work force in many large cities and Hispanics are seriously underrepresented (The Washington Post).

BILINGUAL EMPLOYEES--Bilingual employees are seeking more pay, and many now get it (The Wall Street Journal).

HOT JOBS--Part II of a listing of "key sub-Cabinet posts where much policy is formed and important management decisions are made" (The Washington Post).

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