News Briefs

November 15, 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--If dental care coverage is important, better examine your health plan carefully . . . OPM's Allan D. Heurman will be on WUST at 10 a.m. tomorrow to talk about downsizing, restructuring and reinvention (The Washington Post).

FEDERAL NEWS--The Government Reform and Oversight Committee will see a change in its chairmanship with Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind) expected to fill the position . . . "Senator Fred Thompson (R-Tenn), may chair Governmental Affairs Committee" . . . Federal employees to get accreditation data on all managed care plan options (Bureau of National Affairs, November 11).

PAID VOLUNTEERS--"AT&T Corp. has decided to give all 127,000 of its employees a paid day off for volunteer work over the next year, the largest and most public corporate commitment so far to the growing community service movement" (The Washington Post).

MANAGED CARE--"Hoping to fight off federal regulation, officials of managed health care plans said today that they would cover at least one night's hospital care for women who undergo mastectomies" (The New York Times).

APPOINTED WOMEN--"A coalition of 60 women's groups . . . .yesterday asked the administration to reward them with jobs and ensure that women get a fair shot at competing for Cabinet and other high-level positions" (The Washington Post).

OTHER VIEWS--Military retirees should be allowed to enroll in the FEHB Program(Lawton Constitution, Lawton, OK, October 12) . . . FEHB Program model for Medicare (News-Star, Monroe, LA, October 19) . . . Search for a new job at USAJOBS on the WWW (Hawaii Navy News, Kaneohe, HI, October 11) . . . Nominations open for public service awards (County News, Washington, DC, September 30).

OF INTEREST--A growing number of Americans are embarking on new careers via the nation's cooking schools (The Washington Post).

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