Government Executive February 1998 Vol.30, No.2

Management Magicians
Many consultants promise they can make an agency's problems disappear, but managers must separate the wizards from the charlatans.

First-Class Feud
Business is booming at the U.S. Postal Service, but historically tense labor-management relations are worse than ever and the competition is closing in.

Buying Time
Army combat experiments could cut in half the time it takes to field new equipment.

High Rent, Low Rent
As the government unveils its most expensive building, workers in less lavish offices are suffering because of a GSA budget shortfall.

Boot Camp Lite
The armed services are trying to convince critics that kinder, gentler, gender-integrated basic training doesn't compromise military readiness.

Negotiating Nature
The Fish and Wildlife Service is hammering out innovative agreements to protect endangered species on private lands.

Departments
Editor's Notebook: Adios Federal Deficit
Management: Spiff Up Employee Incentives
Managing Technology: Brief the Boss, Dazzle the Audience, E-world Zapping Paper Trail
Travel: New Procedures Getting Air Time
Viewpoint: A Model for Volunteers.

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