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Mixed security found at federal buildings in Washington

While federal officials worry about anthrax arriving in the mail, some agencies are neglecting to pay attention to what’s coming through their front doors. A Government Executive staff report found mixed security at federal buildings in Washington.

House panel laments health premium hikes

In what has become an annual event, the House civil service panel on Tuesday complained about the rising costs of health care coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).

President seeks higher pay limit, more annual leave for federal executives

Senior federal executives would have a higher pay limit and could get more annual leave, under legislation proposed by the Bush administration Monday.

Bush praises government’s top executives, pushes outsourcing

President Bush praised the dedication and commitment of the government’s career executives and underscored his administration’s support for outsourcing during a speech before the Senior Executive Service on Monday

White House legislation includes more buyouts, bonuses and flexible hiring

Federal managers could offer $25,000 buyouts, make on-the-spot hiring decisions and design personnel systems that could be permanently exempt from Title V of the Civil Service Code under legislation unveiled by the White House Monday.

Beating the TSP blues

As the Thrift Savings Plan opens up to military personnel, some federal employees are bailing out of the market. But most are staying put.