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DoD offers buyouts and dual compensation boost

December 23, 1999 The fiscal 2000 National Defense Authorization Act extended several incentives designed to help some Defense Department civilian employees leave federal service and one incentive for a select group to consider staying on the DoD payroll. The latter comprise some 7,000 retired military officers across the federal system, most of whom ...

Key TSP changes six months away

December 13, 1999 More investment funds to choose from and daily transaction processing are among the major changes coming May 1, 2000, to the federal employees' Thrift Savings Plan. The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board that manages the government's 401(k) for civilian employees will transfer all existing accounts to a new system in ...

Panel assesses quality of military health care

November 17, 1999 A new federal advisory committee is evaluating how well the Defense Department is improving the quality of health care it provides some 9 million eligible beneficiaries. The Healthcare Quality Initiatives Review Panel has met three times since Sept. 21 to review access and quality improvement initiatives begun in early 1998 ...

TSP open season begins

November 15, 1999 Federal employees can begin their holiday gift giving early with a gift to themselves in the form of Thrift Savings Plan investments. Open season for the government's retirement savings and investment plan begins today and continues through Jan. 31, 2000. During this period, civilian employees with at least six months' ...

Web site explains military pay, TSP changes

November 1, 1999 The Defense Department has posted a new site on the World Wide Web that explains the military pay changes taking effect Jan. 1, including the 4.8 percent pay raise. Pay2000 (pay2000.dtic.mil) provides details on the January pay raise and briefly covers new retirement options; the Thrift Savings Plan that would ...

Agencies required to protect reservists' jobs

August 3, 1999 The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 has been amended to protect the rights of reservists returning from active duty to government jobs. Although few Guard and Reserve members have expressed a concern, DoD's increased reliance on the reserve components spurred the Office of Personnel Management to ...

DoD aims to prepare future civilian leaders

March 10, 1999 The Pentagon is shining a light on its brightest civilian prospects, growing future leaders through a comprehensive program of training, education and development. In 1996, DoD established the Defense Leadership and Management Program (DLAMP) in response to recommendations by the Commission on Roles and Missions. Initially aimed at GS/GM-14s and ...

New Web site aids career planning

February 24, 1999 Federal employees who want to get the most out of their career and retirement have a new source for information and assistance on the Internet: Career Manager, a Web site developed by the Interior Department's human resources office. The site is located at www.doi.gov/octc. Although the site was created for ...

Military health care not good enough, DoD official says

February 16, 1999 Military medicine boasts some of the best doctors, facilities and care available anywhere, but that's not good enough, DoD's top personnel official told health care managers in Washington on Feb. 4. "Ten years hence, people will come together and say, 'What a tremendous system we have, but there were growing ...

Eight sites to enroll military retirees in FEHBP

January 25, 1999 The Defense Department will enroll up to 66,000 military retirees over age 65 in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program at eight locations nationwide. Sites selected for the three-year test program are Dover Air Force Base, Del.; Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; Fort Knox, Ky.; Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point, N.C.; ...