News Briefs

March 5, 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 3/3/97**
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

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. Rtrmt. Benefits Spec.,

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

Computer Systems Analyst, 

GS-334-13               RIS,OFCM/DC     03/22     97-071-GWW

Fed. Rtrmt. Benefits Spec.,

GS-270-11/12/13         RIS,DC          03/24     97-086-GWW


THE FEDERAL DIARY--"Thousands of feds whose jobs include some of the dangerous aspects of law enforcement, inspections or other duties outside the traditional 9-to-5 routine would be allowed to retire on full benefits after 20 years service under a plan that Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) is expected to outline today" (The Washington Post, B2).

ELECTRONIC WORLD--A new law requires the federal government eliminate paper checks by the end of 1998 and use electronic transfers to pay employees, contractors and benefit recipients. That change is supposed to generally make things cheaper and easier for everybody. Everybody, that is, except the estimated 10 million people who receive federal benefits but don't have bank accounts (The Washington Post, 3/4/97, Business).

HEALTH CARE--Analysts see health care costs increasing by 3 percent to 5 percent this year with larger jumps n 1998, perhaps as high as 10 percent (The Washington Post, C10).

OF INTEREST--OPM survey shows most retirees satisfied with service (Federal Human Resources Week)...OPM's head of OIT, Janet L. Barnes, profiled (Government Executive, March).

OTHER VIEWS--OPM issued regulations on FMLA (ECHO, Phoenix, AZ, Feb. 6)...OPM has jobs on their Internet site (St. Cloud Times, St. Cloud, MN, Feb. 10)...Article about big government by former OPM Director (Journal of Commerce, NY, NY, Feb. 10; News-Herald, Willoughby, OH, Feb. 7; Sunday Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, AL, Feb. 16; Orange County Register, Santa Ana, CA, Feb. 7).

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