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Case for personnel reform varies by agency

A senior Bush administration official says civil service reform outside of the Defense and Homeland Security departments is needed to improve recruitment and retention.

Bush administration expanding personnel reform quickly

Senior personnel officials say that there is no benefit in waiting for results from changes at the Defense and Homeland Security departments.

Courtesy Pay

Under draft OPM legislation, future pay increases would be tied not just to written performance standards, but unwritten guidelines such as common courtesy.

Union opposes draft civil service changes

NTEU says governmentwide civil service changes are premature and misguided.

DHS secretary urges swift personnel overhaul

Michael Chertoff also urges full funding for the pay-for-performance system.

Medicare beneficiaries sent empty envelopes

Recipients were supposed to receive information about new prescription drug benefits, but Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services acknowledges some problems with mailing.

Defense personnel reform postponed

Target date for first group of employees to join the system shifted from July until the fall.

Bush administration developing governmentwide personnel reform bill

Proposal would do away with the General Schedule system by 2010.

Defense ends conversations with unions over personnel system

Union leaders say meetings accomplished little, if anything.

Enabling the Disabled

The House is trying to speed the process of providing higher compensation for disabled military retirees.