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DoD's Early Bird to fly by e-mail

November 20, 1998 ksaldarini@govexec.com Generals who expect a crisp copy of the Current News Early Bird waiting on their desks each morning will have to get used to a new routine. Rather than flipping through the newsletter's pages, they will have to click through its hyperlinks. Fax distribution of the Early Bird, a ...

SSA tries to improve customer service

November 17, 1998 ksaldarini@govexec.com The Social Security Administration is gearing up two initiatives aimed at improving service to beneficiaries. SSA will save beneficiaries a trip to the local Social Security office with a new 800 phone number for claiming retirement and survivor benefits. The agency also plans to keep future and current beneficiaries ...

Study gives Social Security proposals a reality check

November 16, 1998 ksaldarini@govexec.com As policymakers prepare to save Social Security, they need to consider the administrative and logistical consequences of reform proposals, a new study says. The study, written by the Washington-based nonprofit Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), pinpoints several administrative costs that would result from proposed social security reforms. For example, ...

Courts call capital planning to order

November 6, 1998 ksaldarini@govexec.com For federal judges, the phrase "Meet me in my chambers!" commands immediate respect. But a decade ago, many newly confirmed judges couldn't utter such a command because poor workspace planning often left them without offices for weeks. According to Ross Eisenman, chief of the policy and resource management staff ...

Former top fed outlines steps to rebuild public trust

November 3, 1998 ksaldarini@govexec.com Rebuilding trust in government will take more than civil servants' hard work, a veteran federal official said Monday. Elected officials and the public need to take more responsibility for solving the country's problems, former Cabinet member Elliot Richardson, who served in the Nixon and Ford administrations, said at a ...