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OPM launches effort to attract black college graduates

December 1, 2000 The Office of Personnel Management and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) are teaming up to bring more graduates of historically black colleges to the agency. Under a memorandum of understanding signed Wednesday, OPM and NAFEO will begin a partnership to provide internships, scholarships and other...

Veteran executives offer advice on managing a short transition

November 30, 2000 The shortened presidential transition compounds the challenges that federal managers will face in adjusting to the new administration, according to civil service executives who have weathered transitions before. Current and former executives, speaking at a forum during the Government Technology Leadership Institute (GTLI) in Washington Tuesday, said the abbreviated transition...

Senator wants to make complaining about the government easier

November 29, 2000 The FirstGov Web portal should include a complaint box where citizens can lodge complaints with any federal agency, said Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., in a Nov. 21 letter to the General Services Administration. A single, centralized complaint box would make the submission of an electronic complaint much easier by shifting...

Senator wants to make complaining about the government easier

November 29, 2000 The FirstGov Web portal should include a complaint box where citizens can lodge complaints with any federal agency, said Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., in a Nov. 21 letter to the General Services Administration. A single, centralized complaint box would make the submission of an electronic complaint much easier by shifting...

GSA won’t give transition funds to Bush yet

November 27, 2000 The General Services Administration will not release $5.3 million in transition funds or provide access to its Washington transition office until challenges to the election are resolved, a spokeswoman said Sunday. While Texas Gov. George W. Bush was certified the winner of Florida's 25 electoral votes on Sunday, Vice President...

Air Force to hunt space junk with supercomputer

November 27, 2000 The U.S. Air Force will use a new IBM supercomputer to try to track down space junk orbiting the Earth, service officials announced last week. Researchers at the Air Force's Maui Space Surveillance Complex will use the supercomputer to process telescopic images of the more than 9,000 objects circling the...

Congress urged to force IRS to gather cost-benefit data

November 22, 2000 The General Accounting Office has recommended that Congress require the Internal Revenue Service to include cost-benefit information on its collection and enforcement efforts in its annual budget submission. In a new report, "Recommendations to Improve Financial and Operational Management" (GAO-01-42) the GAO builds on its February audit of IRS' fiscal...

HHS's Shalala to head University of Miami

November 21, 2000 Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala became the first Clinton administration Cabinet member to announce her post-administration plans over the weekend, confirming that she will become president of the University of Miami next June. Shalala accepted the offer from the university's Board of Trustees on Saturday, culminating a nine-month...

Nine agencies honored for labor-management partnerships

November 21, 2000 The Clinton administration's National Partnership Council honored nine federal agencies and employee unions last week for creating innovative labor-management partnerships. The agencies and unions received the John N. Sturdivant National Partnership Award, which was created in 1995 to recognize labor-management partnerships in the executive branch that have increased union involvement...

Navy to offer personal finance training

November 17, 2000 The U.S. Navy plans to offer a new personal financial management program to service members to help them protect themselves from predatory lenders, Comptroller of the Navy Charles Nemfakos said this week. The program, which is still being designed, will incorporate education on personal financial management into the Navy's training...

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