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Task Force Ponders Privacy

May 1, 1997 letters@govexec.com An independent agency devoted to regulating and enforcing privacy law could be created to deal with personal information security in a wired world, a presidential task force suggested in an options paper released last week. Alternatively, each federal department and agency could establish its own privacy office or designate ...

GPRA Challenges EPA

April 29, 1997 letters@govexec.com The Environmental Protection Agency will have difficulty collecting the environmental measures it needs to comply with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), the General Accounting Office has concluded in a new study. EPA's difficulties highlight the problems many regulatory agencies will face when they try to develop performance ...

Union Opposes Shutdown Bill

April 25, 1997 letters@govexec.com A federal labor union has announced it opposes a bill that would prevent the government from undergoing another shutdown because it says the legislation would make it easy for Congress to intentionally underfund agencies. In a fact sheet sent this week to members of the House Appropriations Committee, the ...

PTO Goes Corporate

April 25, 1997 letters@govexec.com The House of Representatives Wednesday passed a bill that would make the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PT0) a government corporation. Under the legislation, employees would be eligible for performance-based bonuses. The chief operating officer of the agency could earn up to double his or her senior executive level ...

Biennial Budget Call Renewed

April 24, 1997 letters@govexec.com Senior managers would have more time to focus on actually managing their agencies if the budget and appropriations processes ran on a two-year cycle instead of an annual one, Office of Management and Budget Director Franklin Raines told a congressional committee yesterday. Saying that he is trying to put ...

Downsizing's Downside

April 24, 1997 letters@govexec.com Though downsizing, total quality management (TQM) and reengineering seek to dramatically reshape organizations, many managers say they often don't produce the results they hoped for, a new study by the National Research Council has found. The study, "Enhancing Organizational Performance," funded by the Army Research Institute and conducted by ...

House Moves Vets Preference Bill

April 23, 1997 letters@govexec.com The House of Representatives earlier this month passed a bill that would give special rights to veterans seeking jobs in the federal government and to veterans facing agency layoffs. The Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act of 1997, sponsored by Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., would: Give veterans equal footing with career ...

Virtual Daughters Day

April 21, 1997 letters@govexec.com A NASA research center will host live chat sessions on the Internet with successful women Thursday as part of "Take Our Daughters to Work Day." Women who will participate in the virtual dialogues, sponsored by NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., include CNN anchor Judy Woodruff, astronaut ...

Clinton To Feds: Buckle Up

April 17, 1997 letters@govexec.com President Clinton yesterday issued an executive order requiring all federal employees to fasten their seat belts when they are in a car on government business. All passengers must buckle up, no matter where they are sitting in a vehicle. "Each federal employee occupying any seating position of a motor ...

Feds Help OK City Kids

April 16, 1997 letters@govexec.com Federal managers and employees helped raise enough money over the past two years to pay for the education of any child whose father or mother was killed or disabled in the Oklahoma city bombing or who were themselves injured in the blast. The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund, ...