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May 21, 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 last week 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--Congressional wrangling continues on legislation that would prevent future government shutdowns...and...Next year's retiree cost-of-living adjustment will be paid in January "thanks to the efforts of federal and postal unions" (The Washington Post).

FLINN--Air Force Secretary Sheila Widnall will decide whether to allow Lt. Kelly Flinn's adultery trial to proceed or to grant her an honorable discharge instead (The Washington Post, A1)

EEOC RULES--The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released guidance in March to clarify the Americans with Disabilities Act. The guidelines, available on the EEOC's Web site, have sparked a debate about the rights and responsibilities of workers with mental impairment (USA TODAY).

WELFARE TO WORK--A coalition of 100 of the nation's most prominent businesses yesterday enlisted in President Clinton's campaign to move 2 million more Americans off the welfare rolls by 2000 (The Washington Post)...The combination of good intentions and vague imprecision is the troubling aspect of the Welfare to Work partnership (USA TODAY).

OTHER VIEWS--Public servants get a deserved pat on the back during Public Service Recognition Week (Pecos Enterprise, Pecos, TX, 5/5/97)

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