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Privatization: What Works

March 27, 1997 letters@govexec.com The chairman of a congressional panel that is targeting government programs for privatization launched the panel's review this month with a study of privatization in state and local governments. Rep. Scott Klug, R-Wis., head of the House Republican Task Force on Privatization, asked the General Accounting Office to look ...

DoD Schedules Procurement Savings

March 27, 1997 letters@govexec.com Cutting requests for proposals from 1,000 pages to three was just a side benefit of a Hammer Award-winning cooperative effort between the Navy and the General Services Administration to revamp the way the Navy's Tactical Advanced Computer Project Office buys hardware. The big benefits the Navy office reaped were ...

Panel to Impose IRS RIF Plan

March 24, 1997 letters@govexec.com An outside panel will decide how the IRS will conduct its reduction-in-force later this spring because the agency and its union could not agree on a plan. The IRS and the National Treasury Employees Union reached an impasse on more than 60 points of contention Friday after months of ...

Web Remembers Bombing

March 24, 1997 letters@govexec.com Federal World Wide Web sites throughout the country will honor the memory of the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing next month on the incident's two-year anniversary by displaying a memorial image on their home pages. A small graphic of white flowers and a teddy bear will appear on ...

Earn Our Trust

March 24, 1997 letters@govexec.com The best way federal leaders can improve the government is to better manage programs, not eliminate them, according to a new survey of Americans' attitudes toward their government. In the poll, which was commissioned by the Council for Excellence in Government and conducted by Peter Hart and Robert Teeter, ...

Coalition: Hire Hispanics

March 21, 1997 letters@govexec.com A coalition of more than 30 Hispanic civil rights groups yesterday criticized the Clinton administration for what they said was a low level of Hispanic representation in the federal workforce, especially at the executive levels. Rep. Esteban Torres, D-Calif., said at a press conference yesterday that Latino representation among ...

Travel Reform Team Honored

March 21, 1997 letters@govexec.com Anyone who has traveled on business for the federal government gave a great sigh of relief in September when several important travel reforms were enacted in a major legislative package passed by Congress. The group that recommended the changes adopted in the legislation was rewarded Tuesday for its efforts ...

Labor Union Backs Herman

March 19, 1997 letters@govexec.com Hoping to help breathe life into the nomination of Alexis Herman to be Secretary of Labor, the union representing employees at Labor Department headquarters in Washington announced its support for President Clinton's choice to head the department. Local 12 of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents 4,000 ...

Award-Winning Job Placement

March 19, 1997 letters@govexec.com Vice President Gore today awarded one of his coveted Hammer Awards to the organizations involved in a job placement program for laid-off federal employees and contractors in the Washington area. The Metro Area Reemployment Project, run out of five centers in the capital and its suburbs, combined the resources ...

Transform or Vanish

March 14, 1997 letters@govexec.com Don't ask: "What can we do with the resources we have?" Ask: "What do our customers need, and how can we provide it?" Change the way your agency thinks about how it provides its services, or your agency will disappear in the next couple of decades, argues a new ...