News Briefs

November 18-19, 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--Despite the fact that some statistics show a substantial pay gap between federal and private sector jobs, it is unlikely to be made up any time soon. But the method for calculating the gap may change (The Washington Post).

WOMEN--OPM Director Jim King announced that there have been documented gains for women in the federal workforce (Personnel Journal, November).

OTHER VIEWS--Foreign travelers cautioned about hospital payments (Retirement Life Magazine, Washington, DC, October)...OPM statistics show the veterans are leaving government employment in disproportionate numbers (PASCO News, Dade City, FL, October 10)...FEHB premiums for 1997 announced (Chief, NY, NY, October 11)...Job information on Intelligence analyst (Black Enterprise, NY, NY, October).

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