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From SEWP to Nuts

March 1, 1997 (alaurent@govexec.com) f you're looking for a Web site that's mmm, mmm good at what it does, check out the SEWP BOWL, home of NASA's Scientific and Engineering Workstation Procurement (SEWP) contracts (sewp.nasa.gov). SEWP I and II are contracts for NASA, other federal agencies and federal contractors to make streamlined purchases...

Pondering Past Performance

February 3, 1997 Once upon a time, price was the primary--some would say the only--consideration when federal agencies bought goods and services. Now agencies are scrutinizing contractors' past performance to make sure the government's getting the best value for its dollars. Past performance became a major consideration in 60 contract awards in 1994,...

Acqwired

February 3, 1997 Every last one of the approximately 400,000 employees in the Defense acquisition workforce can expect to have desktop World Wide Web access, e-mail and a CD-ROM player in the near future, thanks to marching orders issued by Paul Kaminski, deputy undersecretary of Defense for acquisition reform and technology. Despite DoD's...

All Eyes On You

February 1, 1997 magine how your boss, colleagues or customers might rate you on a 1-to-10 scale on the following characteristics taken from various agencies' 360-degree feedback forms. Delivers quality products/services that address customer requirements. Meets essential deadlines and commitments. Shares knowledge effectively; works cooperatively with others to achieve goals. Adapts willingly and...

Much Ado About Ratings

February 1, 1997 he Civil Service Reform Act created a new performance management system in 1978 and bosses and staffers have been complaining about it ever since. In 1993, the National Performance Review slammed the system, calling it inflexible, unresponsive to agency needs, overly concerned with poor performers and inattentive to those who...

The Ratings Whirl

February 1, 1997 ost of us have fantasized about what we'd say if the tables were turned during our performance evaluation. Boy, would we give the boss an earful about his or her failings. That turnabout may soon become fair play if 360-degree feedback continues making inroads at government agencies. But what's good...

Who Can You Call For Help

December 1, 1996 "Security in the Workplace: Improving the Safety of Federal Employees" is available in bulk quantities for free from the U.S. Marshals Service at (202) 307-9065. Get "Combating Workplace Violence: Guidelines for Employers and Law Enforcement" from the International Associations of Chiefs of Police, (703) 836-6767, ext. 218. The Occupational Health...

Trouble at Work

December 1, 1996 Violence and threats against federal workers in the last year. Dec. 26, 1995, San Jose, Calif. Mail handler fired after his story about the shooting death of a postal manager is published in an electronic magazine on the World Wide Web. Handling Angry or Hostile Customers or Co-Workers Stay calm....

Who Can You Call For Help

December 1, 1996 "Security in the Workplace: Improving the Safety of Federal Employees" is available in bulk quantities for free from the U.S. Marshals Service at (202) 307-9065. Get "Combating Workplace Violence: Guidelines for Employers and Law Enforcement" from the International Associations of Chiefs of Police, (703) 836-6767, ext. 218. The Occupational Health...

Trouble at Work

December 1, 1996 Violence and threats against federal workers in the last year. . . . . . . Dec. 26, 1995, San Jose, Calif. Mail handler fired after his story about the shooting death of a postal manager is published in an electronic magazine on the World Wide Web. . . ....