News Briefs

February 27, 1997

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.

**OHREEO Jobs Quicklist -- Week of 2/24/97**
We are recruiting for the following jobs in OPM. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the job announcement for any of these positions, please call the OHREEO Automated Employment Information line at (202)606-2974. Copies of job announcements may also be obtained via the self-service computer kiosks located in Room 1452 TRB and the Boyers Personnel Service Center (BPSC).

Position                 Location       Closes    Announcement #  


Secretary (OA), 

GS-318-5                 RIS/DC         03/17     97-029-GWW

Pers. Staff/Class Spec.,

GS-201-13                OHREEO/DC      03/10     97-075-MDR

Supvy. Pers. Staffing Spec.,

GS-212-12/13             ES/Kansas City 03/05     97-BPSC-19 

Auditor, GS-511-5/7      OIG/DC         03/10     97-076-EST

Fed. Retire. Benefits Spec.,

GS-270-9/11              RIS/DC         03/10     97-068-GWW

Supvy. Computer Spec.,

GS-334-15                OIT/DC         03/15     97-083-EST 

Employee Development Asst.(OA),

GS-203-6                 OHREEO/DC      03/01     97-033-EST

Pers. Staffing Spec.,

GS-212-12                OHREEO/DC      03/10     97-078-EST

Policy Analyst,

GS-301-14                OIG/DC         03/15     97-080-EST

Office Automation Clerk,

GS-326-3                 OHREEO/DC      03/15     97-084-EST

Auditor, GS-511-14       OIG/DC         03/15     97-079-EST

Supvy. Computer Spec.,

GS-334-15                OIT/DC         03/15     97-082-EST

Ins. Benefits Claims Examiner,

GS-990-9/11              RIS/DC         03/17     97-081-GWW

Fed. Retire. Benefits Spec.,

GS-270-11/12             RIS/DC         03/10     97-077-GWW      


NOMINATION--"The President today announced his intent to nominate James B. King to serve as Director of the Office of Personnel Management to his second four-year term" (The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, February 25).

REEMPLOYMENT CENTERS--Five Metro Area Reemployment Centers (MARCs), are now open and ready to offer reemployment services to federal government employees and federal contract workers in the metropolitan area (Office of Communications News Release, February 21).

HATCH ACT--"The ultimate guide to legal political behavior for government employees is the Hatch Act . . . Different guidelines apply to the White House. Under an exclusion in the act, people on the White House payroll are permitted to engage in political activities in the course of their work. But they may not use government resources for such activities" (USA TODAY).

GPRA--"If properly and seriously implemented, the 1993 Government Performance and Results Act can have a positive impact on reforming government by clarifying agency missions, coordinating crosscutting program efforts, establishing more results-oriented goals, and designing realistic strategies to meet them, witnesses told a House oversight panel Feb. 12" (Government Employees Relations Report).

OTHER VIEWS--Community Health Plan of Ohio receives top rating in OPM survey (Logan Daily News, Logan, OH, Feb. 1)...Allow military retirees access to FEHBP (News Tribune, Tacoma, WA, Jan. 29)...OPM proposes to change federal employee disability rules (Public Administration Times, Washington, DC, Feb.)...Veterans seeking federal government jobs can use Internet (Cranston Herald, Cranston, RI, Feb. 6)...Seniors deserve same health plan as Congress (Spectrum, Sacramento, CA, Feb. 5)...Mail-order pharmacy benefit would cost some elderly (Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville, TN, Jan. 27; Hopewell News, Hopewell, VA, Jan. 30; Knob Noster Item, Knob Noster, MO, Jan 30; News Tribune, Tacoma, WA, Jan. 26).

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