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Brian Friel

Brian Friel is founder of One Nation Analytics, an independent research, analytics and consulting firm for the federal market.
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Battle for IRS Oversight Begins

June 4, 1997 letters@govexec.com A top Treasury Department official said on Tuesday that a proposal to put a panel of private sector managers in charge of the IRS was "dangerously flawed." In an address before the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Deputy Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers said the government should not turn...

Get Ready for Results

June 4, 1997 letters@govexec.com Agencies are likely to meet the fall deadline for drafting strategic plans under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), but many of those plans will be poorly done, the General Accounting Office predicts in a new report. GAO found that while nearly three in four senior executives were...

The Verdict

June 3, 1997 letters@govexec.com Survivors of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, families of the 168 victims of the blast and federal employees around the country cheered and cried yesterday after a jury found Timothy McVeigh guilty on 11 counts of conspiracy and murder. They will now wait to see whether the jury sentences...

Lump-Sum Leave Pay Varies

June 2, 1997 letters@govexec.com Employees who leave the government with the same rates of pay and the same amounts of unused leave do not always receive the same amount of lump-sum leave pay, the General Accounting Office has reported. Agencies do not use a standard formula for calculating how much an employee is...

The Soul of the Voice of America

June 1, 1997 bfriel@govexec.com va Janie Fritzman was a nervous 17-year-old from rural Pennsylvania back in 1960 when she raised her right hand to take the oath of office every new federal employee takes. In the middle of the swearing-in, the official conducting the ceremony stopped and looked at Fritzman. She was crying....

From Welfare to Work

May 30, 1997 letters@govexec.com Federal agencies should ask community groups and state and local governments to help them keep welfare recipients on the job once agencies hire them, Vice President Al Gore said Thursday. Gore joined Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala, Labor Secretary Alexis Herman and representatives of more than a...

James Earl Jones Honors Feds

May 29, 1997 letters@govexec.com Renowned actor and Bell Atlantic spokesman James Earl Jones on Wednesday honored a group of federal employees and phone company workers who redesigned the government listings, or "blue pages," of Baltimore and Washington telephone directories. Speaking at a ceremony in which 23 Bell Atlantic workers and four government employees...

Downsizing and Race

May 27, 1997 letters@govexec.com As older white men have opted to leave the civil service through early retirement and buyouts, minorities and women have maintained their numbers in the federal workforce despite government downsizing, according to Office of Personnel Management data obtained by Govexec.com. According to OPM, downsizing has spared minorities and women...

Early Outs Extended

May 23, 1997 letters@govexec.com You've got until the end of the year to take early retirement if you're eligible, the Office of Personnel Management announced this week. Employees would have had until the end of September to take early outs, but OPM extended the deadline until Dec. 30 to "help agencies do a...

A Single Stop for Stats

May 23, 1997 letters@govexec.com A new on-line directory of statistics from more than 70 federal agencies will make it easier for researchers to find official data on everything from breastfeeding to weekly wages. Yesterday the Office of Management and Budget unveiled FedStats, www.fedstats.gov, a multi-agency project spearheaded by the Interagency Council on Statistical...

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