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Sworn out

December 7, 2000 Federal employees who were looking forward to getting a day off for the quadrennial Inauguration Day holiday should take a closer look at the calendar. This year, Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, falls on a Saturday. And it's not like other federal holidays: there is no "in lieu of" day off ...

State Department officials disciplined; senior officer quits in protest

December 6, 2000 J. Stapleton Roy, Director of the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research, resigned Tuesday to protest disciplinary actions taken against career employees by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Last week, Albright reacted to a flap over a missing State Department laptop computer by suspending Roy's deputy, Donald Keyser, for ...

Shipping out

November 30, 2000 It's transition time and across the government political appointees are packing their bags and heading home. But whose responsibility is it to pay for shipping their belongings? According to the General Services Administration's Office of Governmentwide Policy, that depends on the type of appointee. Presidential appointees are not eligible for ...

Deadline looms for setting 2001 federal pay raise

November 29, 2000 President Clinton has until Thursday to issue a federal pay raise for 2001, or else a much higher raise than he sought earlier this year will automatically take effect. The strange circumstances surrounding next year's raise for employees under the General Schedule are rooted in the 1990 Federal Employees Pay ...

Launch of Defense Travel System to be delayed

November 27, 2000 Defense travelers hoping to use the long-awaited Defense Travel System (DTS) next month may have to wait a little longer. Launch of the new system will likely be delayed beyond the Dec. 18 deadline set in October. The first test of the new system by actual travelers began in October ...

IRS offers sneak peek at possible 2001 travel reimbursement rate

November 21, 2000 The Internal Revenue Service will increase its standard mileage reimbursement rate two cents to 34.5 cents per mile in 2001, a rate that could be adopted by the General Services Administration for all federal employees. GSA sets the reimbursement rate for federal employees. The rate cannot exceed the rate established ...

Pick your benefits

November 16, 2000 The Thrift Savings Plan open season began Wednesday and ends Jan. 31, giving employees an opportunity to start contributing to their TSP accounts or change the way they have been investing their funds. Employees under the Federal Employees Retirement System can invest up to 10 percent of their salary, up ...

2000 Plum Book lists sought-after jobs in next administration

November 10, 2000 The 2000 edition of the "Plum Book," listing the most sought-after jobs in the upper ranks of the federal government, is now available for scrutiny by those seeking jobs in the next administration. The book, whose actual title is "United States Government Policy and Supporting Positions," is released every four ...

New DoD buyouts explained

November 9, 2000 Diane Disney, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for civilian personnel policy, recently explained new buyout authority that was included in the fiscal 2001 National Defense Authorization Act. DoD will offer about 1,000 buyouts under expanded authority in fiscal 2001. Unlike existing buyouts, which are unchanged, these will allow DoD ...

NTEU signs contract expanding bargaining rights for NCHS employees

November 8, 2000 The National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) signed a collective bargaining agreement Monday for employees at the National Center for Health Care Statistics that includes a provision to bargain over workplace issues. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is a part of the Department of Health and Human Services' Centers ...