News Briefs

February 12, 1997
THE DAILY FED

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.


RETIREES SATISFIED--"Civil service retirees give OPM an overall approval rating of 92 percent for the quality of service they receive from the agency, according to the agency's 1996 client satisfaction survey, and 98 percent say they receive their annuity payments on the date they are due" ([OPM] Office of Communications News Release, February 11).

TRANSITION REVIEWS--"Members of the Clinton Administration's National Partnership Council will hear reviews on the effectiveness of career transition services in finding employment for former federal employees who have lost their jobs as a result of government downsizing" ([OPM] Office of Communications News Release, February 12).

THE FEDERAL DIARY--"Officials responsible for downsizing the civilian side of government are eager to see how badly Congress, unions and the defense establishment beat up a plan to further shrink civilian and military staffing in the armed services" (The Washington Post).

AROUND GOVERNMENT--The Pentagon's top doctor urged Congress yesterday to mandate that the Defense Department offer free medical care to military reservists who have become ill since being sent to the Persian Gulf (The Washington Post)...NASA's long-term budget prospects had sunk so low that President Clinton's plan to cut its funding only slightly through 2002 looks like "up," agency officials said (The Washington Post).

STOPPING HARASSMENT--E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company has created a successful sexual-harassment awareness program which features interactive, video-based training in which participants view a variety of scenarios. The whole program is prevention driven, trying to create a positive, inclusive work environment (Workforce, February).

OTHER VIEWS--FEHB is a model for Medicare (Orange County Register, Santa Ana, CA, Jan. 15)..."Downsized, outscourced and dismayed, some librarians feel compelled to commercialize core service. Others never get the chance, such as the abruptly dismissed staffs of the Office of Personnel Management Library and the international law firm of Baker and Mackenzie" (Spectrum, Cedar City, UT, Jan. 27)...Lorraine Green goes to Amtrak (Washington Informer, Washington, DC, Jan. 16).

OF INTEREST--Fighting your body clock can make you -- and those around you -- miserable (USA TODAY).

Stay up-to-date with federal news alerts and analysis — Sign up for GovExec's email newsletters.
FROM OUR SPONSORS
JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Close [ x ] More from GovExec
 
 

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from GovExec.com.
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Sponsored by G Suite

    Cross-Agency Teamwork, Anytime and Anywhere

    Dan McCrae, director of IT service delivery division, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

    Download
  • Data-Centric Security vs. Database-Level Security

    Database-level encryption had its origins in the 1990s and early 2000s in response to very basic risks which largely revolved around the theft of servers, backup tapes and other physical-layer assets. As noted in Verizon’s 2014, Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)1, threats today are far more advanced and dangerous.

    Download
  • Federal IT Applications: Assessing Government's Core Drivers

    In order to better understand the current state of external and internal-facing agency workplace applications, Government Business Council (GBC) and Riverbed undertook an in-depth research study of federal employees. Overall, survey findings indicate that federal IT applications still face a gamut of challenges with regard to quality, reliability, and performance management.

    Download
  • PIV- I And Multifactor Authentication: The Best Defense for Federal Government Contractors

    This white paper explores NIST SP 800-171 and why compliance is critical to federal government contractors, especially those that work with the Department of Defense, as well as how leveraging PIV-I credentialing with multifactor authentication can be used as a defense against cyberattacks

    Download
  • Toward A More Innovative Government

    This research study aims to understand how state and local leaders regard their agency’s innovation efforts and what they are doing to overcome the challenges they face in successfully implementing these efforts.

    Download
  • From Volume to Value: UK’s NHS Digital Provides U.S. Healthcare Agencies A Roadmap For Value-Based Payment Models

    The U.S. healthcare industry is rapidly moving away from traditional fee-for-service models and towards value-based purchasing that reimburses physicians for quality of care in place of frequency of care.

    Download
  • GBC Flash Poll: Is Your Agency Safe?

    Federal leaders weigh in on the state of information security

    Download

When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.