Government Executive January 1998 Vol.30, No.1

Nest Egg
With $55 billion of your money invested in it, the Thrift Savings Plan is on a roll.

Serving Those Who Served
Claims are piling up and staff is shrinking at the Veterans Benefits Administration, where it takes four months to process a disability pension. This agency has a long way to go toward modernizing.

Graying Government
As the baby boomers near retirement age, agencies are planning for a mass exodus of senior officials.

On Guard
The Army and the National Guard stand divided in a fierce battle over dwindling resources.

Tick, Tick, Tick
It's pretty clear that agencies won't be able to forestall detonation of the so-called 'millennium bomb' in their computer systems two years from now. But it's too early to say how bad the mess will be.

Gathering Storm
Agriculture Department officials, county employees, farmers and members of Congress are preparing for a battle over the future of the Farm Service Agency.

Departments
Editor's Notebook: New Guidebook for Federal Managers
Management: Playing Chicken with the Results Act
Managing Technology: Embracing Electronic Commerce
Federal Marketplace: Today's Special: Acquisition Reform
Travel: Don't Let This Happen to You
Bookshelf: Tips for Managers Caught in Appeals.

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