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May 16, 1997
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10th Annual Federal Quality Conference

Get more information on this special conference and download a brochure and registration forms from our special conference section.

U.S. Navy International Logistics Symposium

Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton will be a guest speaker at a three-day International Logistics Symposium sponsored by the Navy International Programs Office in conjunction with the American Society of Naval Engineers, July 14-16, 1997, at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Crystal City, VA. Representatives from government, industry and foreign nations will meet to exchange ideas and review exhibits on a variety of logistics topics related to the Navy's Foreign Military Sales program. For program information contact NAVSEA (703) 602-9000.


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.


**TSP OPEN SEASON**The Thrift Savings Plan Open Season began yesterday and ends July 31. During this time, you may begin contributing to the TSP, change the amount of your TSP contributions, or allocate TSP contributions to your account among the three investment funds. To get more information and download the forms you will need, click here.

THE FEDERAL DIARY-"The government appears to be making major headway in the White House/Congress-ordered program to help find new jobs for workers who are displaced because of reengineering downsizing or budget cuts." At 9 a.m. tomorrow on WUST radio (1120 AM), OPM's Ed McHugh and Greg Keller will talk about the transition program, give an update on buyouts and early-outs and offer advice on how workers can prepare--and protect--themselves during periods of downsizing (The Washington Post).

DEFENSE JOB CUTS--"A sweeping plan to restructure the Defense Department calls for a total of 20,000 jobs to be cut from two dozen offices and agencies, including the Fort Meade-based National Security Agency, the largest employer in Maryland" (The Sun).

CENSUS BUREAU--A new Census Bureau study has again determined that few people would opt to describe themselves as multiracial if given the chance on the census form (The New York Times).

OF INTEREST--IRS to update their computer system. And this time, they said, it is going to work (The Washington Post, Business)...In a major effort to help put welfare recipients back to work, Giant Food Inc. Has agreed to hire dozens of workers who will make between $5.50 and $6.50 an hour (The Sun).

OTHER VIEWS--Finalists in PMI program meet with representatives of federal agencies (Chief, NY, NY, 5/2/97)...Support expressed for inclusion of military retirees in FEHBP (Alamogordo Daily News, Alamogordo, NM, 4/11/97).

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