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Military services meet recruiting goals

August 2, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com All four branches of the military are expected to meet their recruitment targets this year, according to an Associated Press report. The Army, Navy and Air Force have struggled to do so in recent years, while the Marine Corps has consistently reached its goals. The development comes at a...

Poll shows anti-government sentiment still strong

August 1, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com According to a new poll, anti-government sentiment is still fairly strong in the United States, with more than half of respondents saying they would steer their children away from a career in government. And fully a third of those polled who said they thought the country was heading in...

Military traffic command to reorganize, cut jobs

August 1, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com The Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC) has announced a plan to consolidate and reorganize its operations by Oct. 1. Nearly 10 percent of the command's 2,355 employees will lose their jobs in the process. MTMC, which is responsible for managing all military deployments, runs operations at 24 ports worldwide....

SBA, House panel seek to limit use of bundled contracts

July 28, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com The Small Business Administration issued final regulations this week increasing its oversight of large bundled federal contracts, and Thursday a House committee approved a bill that would curtail the use of such contracts. SBA's regulations, finalized Wednesday after almost a year of comment, solicitation and fine-tuning, clarify the conditions...

Clinton orders agencies to hire disabled employees

July 27, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com Ten years to the day after the signing of the landmark Americans With Disabilities Act, President Clinton Wednesday issued an executive order saying agencies should try to hire a total of 100,000 disabled workers by September 2005. Achieving that goal would nearly double the 122,000-person disabled federal workforce, although...

House bill won't push medical savings accounts for feds

July 20, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com Two House members plan to release a bill as early as this week on patients' rights that will not contain a controversial provision requiring the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) to offer medical savings accounts (MSAs) to its members, according to Capitol Hill sources. Reps. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga.,...

Child care subsidy likely to be extended

July 18, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com A markup of the Fiscal Year 2001 Treasury, Postal and General Government spending bill scheduled for Tuesday will include an extension of the federal child care subsidy for lower-income government employees, according to a spokeswoman for Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Treasury, Postal Service...

Inspectors general report billions in savings

July 14, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com Actions by inspectors general resulted in the recovery of $4 billion in misspent federal funds in 1999, according to an annual progress report by the government's watchdogs. The 83-page progress report, sent to President Clinton this week, also documents $8.2 billion worth of potential savings identified by IGs, $10.5...

Congress weighs property management reform bills

July 13, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com An emerging, bipartisan consensus on the need for reform in the way federal property is managed may rescue the issue from this year's legislative graveyard. If so, agencies would soon be free to implement innovative strategies in managing what has become the largest portfolio of real property in the...

Agencies fail to protect software, report says

July 12, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com In letters sent to chief information officers at 16 federal agencies, the General Accounting Office has detailed widespread non-compliance with policies in place to protect the government's software code. The findings first surfaced in a spring briefing conducted for Rep. Stephen Horn, R-Calif., chairman of the Government Reform Subcommittee...