News Briefs

December 31, 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.

LINE-ITEM VETO TAKES EFFECT--"Under the new law, which takes effect Jan. 1, President Clinton will become the first president able to veto specific spending or certain taxing items in legislation. The Constitution now allows him to veto only an entire bill, perhaps containing many things he approves of, to strike down something he opposes." (Washington Post)

WORLD WIDE WEB AT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS--"Thomas," the Library of Congress's World Wide Web site of legislative information that was named after Thomas Jefferson, celebrated its second birthday this month." (Washington Post)

POSTAL SERVICE DELIVERS ANTI-DISCRIMINATION MESSAGE--"The U.S. Postal Service's law enforcement branch has issued a new code of conduct forbidding employees to discriminate against homosexuals even during off-duty hours." (Washington Times)

OTHER NEWS OF NOTE--"The agenda of the House Government Reform and Oversight subcommittee on civil service will include changing the retirement system and punishing poor performers." (Federal Human Resources Week)....."If things seem relatively tame tonight, rest easy--and rest up. Three years from now, the world will romp into an end-of-the century birthday bash the likes of which has never been seen." (Washington Times)

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