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Officials: Insurance companies con soldiers

July 5, 2005 Some insurance companies selling supplemental life policies on military bases have repeatedly violated Defense Department regulations, fleecing some members of the armed forces, according to officials. House Government Reform Committee Chairman Tom Davis, R-Va., released a statement Thursday saying that the panel had "learned of instances of uniformed men and...

GAO: Little progress on security clearance backlog

June 30, 2005 The transfer of investigative functions for granting security clearances from the Defense Department to the Office of Personnel Management is hindering, not helping the process so far, according to the Government Accountability Office. GAO shared its findings (GAO-05-842T) on security clearance backlogs Wednesday with the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental...

Nontraditional work arrangements underutilized, report says

June 29, 2005 Greater managerial flexibility might be possible by beefing up the number of part-time, seasonal, contract and on-call jobs available in the federal government, according to a new report on nonstandard work arrangements. Commenting on the tide of personnel overhauls now under way in the federal government, two professors at the...

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