Senators back resolution giving panel additional responsibility for homeland security.
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Measure includes authority for recruitment bonuses, vacation incentives and compensatory time off for travel.
Lawmakers stripped provision before sending corporate tax bill to President Bush.
Compliance with contracting rules is needed if agency wants Defense business, proposed law says.
Agency administrator says parts of report are “inaccurate and misleading” and insists changes are being made.
He said the position would be elevated to the assistant secretary level, but officials now say details haven't been worked out yet.
For the first time in this campaign, the presidential race is dead even.
Price of poor assessment of candidates includes higher turnover, lost productivity and greater absenteeism.
The 2005 Defense Authorization bill requires the Pentagon to standardize policies, review the military justice system and expand the task force examining the service academies.