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Postal Service asks Congress for billions to protect mail, bail out agency

November 8, 2001 Postmaster General John Potter asked Congress Thursday for at least $5 billion to safeguard the nation's mail against attacks by bioterrorists and make up for revenue lost since Sept. 11. Of the total amount, $3 billion to $4 billion would be used to purchase and install irradiation equipment and educate...

IRS raises mileage reimbursement rate; GSA could follow

November 7, 2001 The Internal Revenue Service will increase its standard mileage reimbursement rate two cents to 36.5 cents per mile in 2002, a rate that the General Services Administration could adopt for all federal employees. GSA sets the mileage reimbursement rate for federal employees. By law (41 CFR Part 301-10), the governmentwide...

OPM relaxes annual leave rules for feds called to help in national emergency

November 5, 2001 The Office of Personnel Management is relaxing its 'use it or lose it' rules for annual leave for federal employees who were called to the nation's assistance following the Sept. 11 attacks. On Sept. 14, President Bush declared a "national emergency by reason of certain terrorist attacks" on the World...

Administration to develop 24 e-government projects

October 25, 2001 The Office of Management and Budget on Thursday announced 24 technology projects it will fund over the next three years to maximize efficiency and improve customer service to citizens and businesses. The E-Government Task Force that OMB created in August chose the projects after reviewing more than 260 ideas. The...

TSP’s C, S and I funds take a hit in September

October 4, 2001 The Thrift Savings Plan's three most volatile investment funds, the C, S and I funds, all took a hit in September, according to the latest statistics from the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. The C Fund, which invests in common stocks, dipped 8.05 percent, its fourth consecutive losing month. The...

OMB releases first round of 2001 FAIR Act lists

September 26, 2001 More than 200,000 federal jobs could be performed in the private sector under the 1998 Federal Activities and Inventory Reform (FAIR) Act, according to the first round of 2001 job inventories released Wednesday. Fifty-seven agencies, including the Energy Department, NASA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Veterans Affairs Department...

TSP investors urged not to panic in wake of stock market dip

September 17, 2001 The S&P 500 stock index, which the Thrift Savings Plan's C fund tracks, suffered a drop of more than 50 points, or 4.92 percent, on Monday, the first day of stock market trading since terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center's twin towers last Tuesday and paralyzed New York's nearby financial...

OPM issues special hiring authority to fill emergency personnel needs

September 14, 2001 On Friday, the Office of Personnel Management granted special hiring authority to federal agencies in immediate need of additional or special staff in the aftermath of Tuesday's terrorist attacks. Under the emergency hiring authority, federal managers can fill positions affected by the Sept. 11 catastrophe using excepted appointments, which are...

Defense Logistics Agency taps blind and disabled workers

August 10, 2001 Thousands of blind and disabled workers could find jobs at the Defense Logistics Agency under a new agreement signed with the National Industries for the Blind (NIB). NIB will serve as a sort of employment agency for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) under the agreement, signed July 30 by James...

Career transition programs place thousands of feds in new jobs

August 9, 2001 More than 60 percent of federal employees displaced by downsizing or restructuring in fiscal 2000 found jobs elsewhere in the government, thanks to career transition assistance programs, according to new data from the Office of Personnel Management. In 1995, President Clinton directed agencies to give special selection status to employees...

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