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OPM to set up centralized personnel records system

January 21, 2005 Federal workers soon will be able to access their personnel records from a centralized online database, and managers will be able to make long-term personnel projections using information from electronic personnel folders. Leaders of the Office of Personnel Management's Enterprise Human Resources Integration e-government initiative announced last week that Chantilly,...

OPM moves to standardize pay and benefits rules

January 12, 2005 The Office of Personnel Management wants to standardize many of the pay, leave and hours of work rules to help agencies migrate to the standardized governmentwide e-Payroll system. Proposed rules published by OPM in the Federal Register on Jan. 5 include policies for standardizing minimum leave charges, military leave, teleworkers'...

USAID pays $100,000 for new logo

January 10, 2005 In the midst of a massive relief effort in South Asia, the U.S. Agency for International Development released a redesigned logo Monday that is easier to read and to reproduce. The new logo was first used on boxes of humanitarian aid that have been sent to South Asia as part...

E-gov spending expected to rise, despite congressional dissatisfaction

January 6, 2005 Agency spending on e-government projects is expected to grow 6.9 percent annually to $5.8 billion by fiscal 2009, according to a report from an information technology consulting firm. Spending on e-government projects reached $4.2 billion in fiscal 2004, but congressional dissatisfaction with the projects' development kept appropriations for the e-government...

E-Government Act compliance progressing

January 5, 2005 While agencies are making progress in implementing some of the provisions in the 2002 E-Government Act, several statutory requirements have not been fulfilled, according to the Government Accountability Office. In a report (GAO-05-12) examining the first two titles of the act, the watchdog agency reported that the Office of Management...

Defense officials release set of sexual assault policies

January 4, 2005 Pentagon officials announced Tuesday that they had delivered a new set of policies designed to improve the system of preventing and responding to sexual assaults in the armed services. Formed in the last three months as a response to legislation enacted after numerous reports of sexual misconduct involving military personnel,...

Deadline approaches for eTravel

December 27, 2004 With a Dec. 31 deadline looming, agencies are snatching up eTravel contracts and preparing to migrate to new travel systems, but as many as three agencies will wait until after the New Year to make an award. Timothy Burke, the General Service Administration's eTravel Service program manager, said the Treasury...

Unlicensed lawyer worked on USDA bias claims

December 22, 2004 A former Justice Department employee who worked on racial discrimination settlements between black farmers and the Agriculture Department lacked a license to practice law and is facing criminal charges in California. Margaret O'Shea, a 38-year-old University of Pennsylvania Law School graduate, worked at the Monterey County Public Defender's Office from...

OMB to evaluate e-gov initiatives

December 21, 2004 The Office of Management and Budget plans to evaluate federal electronic government efforts on whether people actually are using them, according to a new status report on the 24 main e-government initiatives. The report from OMB's e-government administrator, Karen Evans, marks the second anniversary of the E-Government Act of 2002...

Telework slowly catching on, officials say

December 15, 2004 For some federal managers, the concept of telework conjures up images of workers watching soap operas in their pajamas. But now agencies are stepping up their efforts to encourage telecommuting. E-mail and telephone communication fail to fulfill managers' need for control, according to experts on the future of government telework....

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