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Frank Micciche

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Execs get tips on winning the battle for new recruits

July 11, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com Whether their mission involves national security, Social Security or something in between, flexibility is an essential weapon for federal managers engaged in the escalating personnel war with the private sector. Fresh from the front lines, a trio of high-level federal human resource mangers convened Monday to share their experiences...

FBI to release files in whistleblower suit

July 10, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com As part of the settlement of a lawsuit filed by a former FBI lab employee against the Justice Department, more than 53,000 pages of information compiled in an investigation of the bureau's crime lab will be just a mouse click away. Justice Department spokesman Charles Miller confirmed an Associated...

OPM finalizes rules on hiring mentally disabled

July 10, 2000 Final regulations issued last week by the Office of Personnel Management will ease the way for those with psychiatric disabilities to climb the federal employment ladder. Based on recommendations first put forth by the Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities, the new rules, issued Friday, allow an...

Vendors air complaints about GSA e-commerce site

July 7, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com The complexity of the GSA Advantage! online ordering system has some industry representatives questioning the overall benefit of posting their wares on the government's oldest and most successful e-commerce outpost, according to a new General Accounting Office report. In a letter to the two subcommittee chairmen who had requested...

NTIS not financially stable, but far from closed

July 6, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com The National Technical Information Service could be in big financial trouble if it cannot adapt its business model to the information age, according to a new General Accounting Office report. Former Commerce Secretary William M. Daley launched a plan to close NTIS by September, transfer all of its holdings...

FirstGov Web portal to launch by October

June 30, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com Federal officials expect the front door to e-government to swing open within four months. And once it opens, they say, visitors will be able to find the government information they're looking for in less than one second. According to the board of directors of FirstGov, the omnibus federal web...

Clinton to feds: Stop smoking!

June 29, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com The Clinton administration has targeted federal employees in its war on smoking. Under a directive issued Tuesday by the President, agency and department heads must send a message to all personnel urging that they stop smoking or never start. In addition, information on smoking cessation options available to federal...

Action on pension offset bill unlikely this year

June 28, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com The chairman of the House subcommittee weighing a proposal to reduce the controversial government pension offset on Social Security benefits Tuesday all but ruled out any action on the bill in this session of Congress. The news came at the conclusion of a hearing on H.R. 1217, which would...

Public-private personnel project wins reinvention award

June 27, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com A sweeping public-private human resources initiative underway at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has won a coveted Hammer Award from Vice President Al Gore's National Partnership for Reinventing Government-a rarity among projects involving non-government actors. Early stages of the project have been completed. In the next phase, FERC...

AFGE steps up opposition to contractor per diem regs

June 26, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) has lined up two influential Democratic senators to oppose a Clinton administration plan that the union says gives special treatment to federal contractors. AFGE is flexing its legislative muscle in a renewed effort to stifle proposed changes in per diem and relocation...