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How the Postal Service Plans to Stop 'Going Postal'

December 1, 1996 he U.S. Postal Service has the most advanced, comprehensive and widely disseminated workplace violence prevention program in government. That stands to reason, considering postal murders added the term "going postal" to the workplace violence lexicon. But postal officials hope the troubles are behind them now as a result of moves...

Short Fuse

December 1, 1996 arly one crisp March morning in 1995, Ernest J. Cooper strode into a Navy manager's 10th-floor office and shot him twice with a .45-caliber handgun loaded with pellet cartridges. Co-workers at the Naval Air Systems Command cowered behind locked office doors in the Crystal City, Va., building as Cooper continued...

The More Things Change

November 1, 1996 he President wanted to "increase the effectiveness and economy of federal agencies." He sought to improve relations between Washington and workers in the field who "provide the principal day-to-day contact with the citizens of this country." In addition, he hoped to encourage agencies to "pool experience and resources, and to...

Regional Powerhouses

November 1, 1996 ederal executive boards (FEBs) are Uncle Sam's unsung heroes. They kicked off the campaign that won pay reform in 1990. They are the lifeblood of reinvention. They held federal agencies together during the earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, snowstorms, bombings and shutdowns of recent years. Now these regional powerhouses may well become...

Buyouts: Don't Hold Your Breath

October 28, 1996 Getting one of the new buyouts authorized by the 1997 Treasury, Postal and General Government Appropriations Act is going to be a complicated process, according to new guidelines released by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB Bulletin 97-02). The window runs from Oct. 1 until Dec. 31, 1997. Employees...

Risk Calculators

October 1, 1996 apital planning is a complicated, multifaceted process and it can be messy. For managers and CIOs seeking to simplify it, there are a number of tools available. TurboBPR lets managers link strategic plans and mission objectives, current costs and performance, and investment alternatives for IT and other projects. Download TurboBPR...

Battling Over CIO Power

October 1, 1996 attle lines are being drawn over how agencies shape the chief information officer (CIO) job. A recent General Accounting Office report (GAO/AIMD-96-78) demonstrates that congressional auditors interpret the 1996 Information Technology Management Reform Act (ITMRA) as a mandate for strong, highly placed CIOs with budget authority and broad responsibilities. Equally...

Risk Calculators

October 1, 1996 apital planning is a complicated, multifaceted process and it can be messy. For managers and CIOs seeking to simplify it, there are a number of tools available. TurboBPR lets managers link strategic plans and mission objectives, current costs and performance, and investment alternatives for IT and other projects. Download TurboBPR...

Calculated Risks

October 1, 1996 ity the poor CIOs. It falls to them to wrestle back into reality the overblown promises and overrun budgets of government information technology. At its heart, the job is calculating risks. CIOs are expected to guide agency heads in choosing IT investments. CIOs must whittle down the list of projects...

The New Technocrats

October 1, 1996 Here are the chief information officers named under the 1996 Information Technology Reform Act and approved by the Office of Management and Budget. Defense Emmett Paige Air Force Arthur Money Army Otto Guenther Navy M.J. Langston Energy Woody Hall HUD Steve Yohai Labor Patricia Lattimore State Eliza McClanaghan VA Mark...