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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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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...

Public Service Award Winners

March 14, 1997 letters@govexec.com Each year the GEICO Public Service Awards honor civil servants whose efforts do not fit within their 9-to-5 job descriptions. "We established the GEICO Public Service Awards to help focus attention on the many ways in which federal employees contribute to the quality of life in our nation, and...

Retirement, RIFS and Leave

March 13, 1997 letters@govexec.com Federal employees who are laid off now have the right to apply unused leave toward reaching retirement eligibility, the Office of Personnel Management has announced. Before OPM issued new rules last week, it was up to the discretion of agencies to decide whether to allow employees who have received...

GPRA Talks Slow to Start

March 12, 1997 letters@govexec.com Agency consultations with Congress on the Government Performance and Results Act are off to a slow start, the General Accounting Office reported yesterday. L. Nye Stevens, GAO's director for federal management and workforce issues, told the House subcommittee on management, information and technology that fewer than half the major...

IRS RIF Numbers Narrowed

March 11, 1997 letters@govexec.com Last week, IRS officials gave Congress a narrowed estimate of how many workers it expects to have to lay off as part of its pending reorganization. The agency identified 2,772 positions that it must cut as it reduces its number of districts from 63 to 33. In the latest...

Stand Down For Acquisition

March 10, 1997 letters@govexec.com To show that they're serious about improving the way agencies buy equipment and services, procurement professionals throughout government will drop what they're doing and spend some time thinking about acquisition reform over the next few weeks. March 17 is the kick-off day for governmentwide acquisition reform "stand-down days," during...