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House panel ponders military housing privatization

March 10, 1999 ksaldarini@govexec.com Privatization may not be the best way to solve the military's housing headaches, lawmakers said Tuesday. Rep. Joel Hefley, R-Colo., said he is not convinced that DoD's efforts to renovate or replace aging military housing units by privatizing construction have been effective. "I continue to remain deeply concerned about ...

Revamped resume-writing book released

March 10, 1999 ksaldarini@govexec.com Feds who are looking to climb the career ladder but who haven't written a resume since before Standard Form 171 went out of style will welcome Kathryn Kraemer Troutman's new book on federal resume writing. A typical federal resume will be under five pages, so "why is the book ...

TSP's C Fund down 3 percent

March 9, 1999 ksaldarini@govexec.com The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has reported that in February the Thrift Savings Plan's C Fund-which invests in common stocks-dropped 3.09 percent, following a 4.19 percent rise in January. After gaining 0.71 percent in January, the F Fund (fixed-income bonds) dropped 1.74 percent in February. The G Fund ...

Nation's buildings OK for Y2K

March 8, 1999 ksaldarini@govexec.com Worried about getting trapped in an elevator on Jan. 1, 2000? Don't be, a new survey concludes. Less than five percent of the nation's buildings will be affected by Y2K-related glitches. According to the survey, co-sponsored by the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Building Owners and Managers Association ...

Comings and Goings

March 8, 1999 ksaldarini@govexec.com Every Monday on GovExec.com, Comings and Goings announces the arrivals and departures of top federal managers and executives. To submit an announcement, e-mail it to ksaldarini@govexec.com or fax it to 202-739-8511. The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) top management official, G. Edward DeSeve, is leaving his post to ...

Agencies reach 10,000 welfare-to-work hiring goal

March 5, 1999 ksaldarini@govexec.com Federal agencies have reached President Clinton's goal of hiring more than 10,000 people off of the welfare rolls by the year 2000, according to statistics released by the Office of Personnel Management. In April 1997, President Clinton pledged that the government would hire 10,000 former welfare recipients. Agencies responded ...

CBO says military pay gap is exaggerated

March 4, 1999 ksaldarini@govexec.com The pay gap between military and private-sector pay isn't as high as the Pentagon claims, and in fact some service members make more than their civilian counterparts, a Congressional Budget Office official told a Senate panel Wednesday. The most commonly cited figure for the military-civilian pay gap is 13 ...

Nominees sought for award honoring young feds

March 4, 1999 ksaldarini@govexec.com If you know a federal employee under age 37 who deserves special recognition, the William A. Jump memorial foundation wants to hear about him or her. The foundation is currently soliciting nominations for its award recognizing younger civilian career employees. The award is presented annually to a younger fed ...

OPM opens family-friendly workplace office

March 4, 1999 ksaldarini@govexec.com Feeling guilty because you missed your kid's first Little League home run? Logging too many hours in the office and not enough family time? The Office of Personnel Management is ready to help with a new center in Washington dedicated solely to resources and education on family-friendly workplace programs. ...

Auditors say DoD needs to look at the big Y2K picture

March 3, 1999 ksaldarini@govexec.com The Defense Department has leapt into action on ridding individual defense systems of the millennium bug, but is still missing the big picture when it comes to Y2K readiness, federal auditors testified at a congressional hearing Tuesday. Both the General Accounting Office and the DoD Office of the Inspector ...