Government Executive November 1997 Vol.29, No.11
- November 1, 1997
If being a supervisor was ever something to aspire to in the federal government, it isn't anymore.
Some managers are thriving in the flood of digital information while others are close to drowning.
The People Problem
Beleaguered human resources managers have given up the fight for overall reform of the personnel system. Now they're just trying to make the existing civil service structure work for agencies.
From Armenia to the Philippines to Oklahoma City, the feds are increasingly tapping local talent when it comes to disaster response.
The Numbers Game
Warriors on waste want to ax statistical and policy research programs. But the push to improve performance and measure results within agencies is strengthening the hand of federal data crunchers.
Looking for Leaders
The Presidential Management Intern program has a 20-year history of recruiting and developing talented federal executives. But public administrators are concerned about its future.
Travel reengineering efforts may be slow to catch on, but proponents say they're a start. Get a closer look at the new Defense Travel System, the revamped Washington National Airport, and the push to increase use of the government travel card. Also, our picks for the best Internet sites for the travel-savvy.