Move would affect Washington field office; union official cries foul and prepares to fight back.
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Action comes just a few days after a House subcommittee approved similar legislation.
Progress extremely slow, House Government Reform Committee to address problems in July.
House subcommittee takes a step toward getting rid of Thrift Savings Plan open seasons, which restrict participant changes to certain times of the year.
The civil service is still an attractive option for job applicants, administrators say.
Proposed amendment would pay them their civilian salary while they are deployed in the National Guard or Reserves.
Measure includes recruitment and retention bonuses, comp time and enhanced vacation benefits for mid-career hires.
Draft legislation includes a provision that could reduce compensation for postal employees injured on the job.
The service hasn't budgeted any money in fiscal 2005 for centers that treat soldiers with complications from military-administered vaccines.
House subcommittee approves a measure that would test use of professional recruiters and advertisers.