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Powell plans hiring, technology initiatives if budget hike approved

Secretary of State Colin Powell is asking Congress for a 14 percent increase in the State Department’s operating budget next year, with much of the money aimed at filling job vacancies, buying new computer equipment and improving embassy security.

Employees must catch TSP errors, new rule says

Federal employees are responsible for catching errors in their Thrift Savings Plan accounts, a new rule for the 401k-style investment plan reminds employees.

Bush outsourcing plan may revitalize fizzling FAIR Act

A growing number of observers say challenging agency outsourcing lists under the FAIR Act is a waste of time. But a Bush administration plan to put hundreds of thousands of jobs up for competition may change that.