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'Teach the young' about service, urges Supreme Court justice

Federal recruiters should emphasize the rewarding and exciting nature of public service in an effort to draw young people into the ranks of government workers, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said Monday.

Guide stresses planning, communication in job competitions

Federal managers must plan ahead, involve top executives in decision-making, communicate clearly and coordinate with personnel officials in order to maximize the benefits of competitive sourcing, according to the latest acquisition guide.

Homeland Security still seeking to define, measure performance

With no agreed-upon way to gauge whether the Homeland Security Department's efforts are actually making the nation safer, assessments of its first year of existence vary widely.

Senate approves restrictions on offshore outsourcing

The Senate has approved a measure that would prevent most civilian federal agencies from outsourcing jobs to contractors working outside the United States.

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