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Education Department, black employees settle bias case

December 15, 2000 A U.S. District Court has finalized a $4 million settlement between the Department of Education and 1,100 current and former black employees who alleged they had been improperly denied promotions. The settlement--which received preliminary approval in July--also provides retroactive promotions to 34 employees, bringing an end to a class action...

Defense Travel System will miss Dec. 18 launch

December 13, 2000 The Defense Travel System (DTS) will miss its Dec. 18 launch date and won't begin operations until next year, officials confirmed this week. In early October, DoD officials set a Dec. 18 deadline for initial deployment of the DTS system and began a series of tests by travelers at Whiteman...

Clinton pushes new federal 'cyber corps'

December 12, 2000 President Clinton has hailed a new scholarship program designed to create a federal "cyber corps" of information security professionals. The new program provides scholarships for the study of information security to students in exchange for a two-year commitment to work for the federal government in the information security field. The...

Navy receives flood of e-business proposals

December 11, 2000 The Navy's e-business operations office is off to a running start in its effort to apply e-commerce strategies to Navy operations. Since its establishment in late October, the new office has received more than 300 proposals from across the department to improve Navy activities. The office has a $20 million...

Extension granted in back pay case

December 8, 2000 The National Treasury Employees Union and the federal government have received an extension in their effort to reach a settlement in a 1983 back pay case. Attorneys for NTEU and the Office of Personnel Management appeared in district court yesterday to request more time as they try to hammer out...

HR directors say benefits experts should be certified

December 7, 2000 Federal personnel officers who specialize in employee benefits should be required to complete a certification training program, according to a recent Merit Systems Protection Board survey of human resources directors at government agencies. More than two-thirds of HR directors support mandatory certification for benefits specialists, although the directors are uncertain...

Merit board overturns Army RIF assignment

December 6, 2000 The Merit Systems Protection Board has reversed an Army depot's effort to shift an employee to a lower-level position as part of a reduction-in-force, saying the agency's action violated RIF regulations. The Letterkenny Army Depot was wrong to release a GS-7 employee from her competitive level and assign her to...

Report outlines ways to improve the federal workforce

December 5, 2000 The next President must take quick action to address a "human capital crisis" in the federal government, warned Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, in a report by the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring and the District of Columbia released Monday. "More than half the federal workforce-900,000 employees-will be eligible...

New salary rates for tech workers released

December 5, 2000 The Office of Personnel Management has released draft salary tables revealing the substantial pay raises federal Information Technology workers will receive next year. OPM issued special salary rates for computer specialists, computer engineers and computer science specialists from grades GS-5 through GS-12 as part of its 2001 locality pay rate...

Forest Service to hire thousands of firefighters

December 4, 2000 In the wake of this summer's record fire season, the Forest Service has received funds from Congress to fill up to 3,500 new positions, allowing the agency to increase its firefighting force for the first time since President Clinton took office. The new jobs will provide the Forest Service with...

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