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Bush wants to bring Texas sunsets to Washington

August 17, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com Those wondering how Governor George W. Bush might manage the federal bureaucracy as president could learn a great deal from his references to Texas' Sunset Advisory Commission (SAC) as a model for government reform. The 1977 law establishing the sunset procedure dictates that all state agencies be dismantled twelve...

OPM guide addresses alcoholism in the workplace

August 16, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is taking steps to identify and treat alcoholism in the federal workforce with the release of new guidelines for managers concerned that an employee may have an alcohol problem. Alcoholism In The Workplace: A Handbook for Supervisors, assembled in partnership with the Department...

GSA goals fall short, report says

August 14, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com The General Services Administration has met many of the goals it has set under the 1993 Government Performance and Results Act, the General Accounting Office concludes in a new report, but isn't doing enough to improve safety, access and energy efficiency in federal buildings. GAO's report, GGD-00-148R, summarized GSA's...

Clinton signs military pay raise measure

August 11, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com President Clinton signed into law Wednesday the fiscal year 2001 Defense appropriations bill, which includes a 3.7 percent pay raise for service members and funding for new military health benefits. The $288 billion conference committee report, which breezed through the House (367-58) and Senate (91-9) prior to the legislative...

Federal travelers forced to deal with flight delays

August 10, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com Federal employees that fall victim to the unprecedented wave of airline flight cancellations this summer should turn to their agency's travel management center before booking on another airline, according to the travel gurus at the General Services Administration (GSA). The friendly skies have turned downright hostile for passengers nationwide...

Got a beef with an agency? Take it to the Web

August 9, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com A new report from the General Accounting Office finds lodging an online complaint against a federal agency is relatively easy for the average Web-surfing citizen. While this may be good news for e-government enthusiasts, the disparities in procedures used for filing complaints online underscore the general lack of governmentwide...

Gore picks a running mate who knows government

August 8, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com Vice President Al Gore's selection of Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., as his running mate Monday creates a presidential ticket whose members are well versed in the inner workings of the federal bureaucracy. While Gore's Vice Presidential tenure has been marked by his reinventing government effort, Lieberman got his sea...

Blind, disabled group opens Interior supply store

August 4, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com The Interior Department's Washington headquarters this week became the first Cabinet-level facility in the nation to house an office supply store. That the store will be operated by people who are blind and disabled makes the milestone all the more notable. The 2,400-square foot store is carved out of...

Ex-White House official calls for smoother transitions

August 3, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com Ken Duberstein, former chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan, appealed for the restoration of working relationships between members of both political parties Wednesday at a panel discussion in Philadelphia on the transition from campaigning to governing. Duberstein was the centerpiece of a panel assembled at WHYY-TV, a short...

INS citizenship drive not political, but poorly run

August 2, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com A new report from the Justice Department's internal watchdog clears the Immigration and Naturalization Service of politically-motivated wrongdoing involving its 1996 Citizenship USA initiative, instead painting the picture of a poorly managed program hurled into chaotic overdrive by a desire to eliminate backlogs in immigration cases. DOJ's inspector general...