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Job satisfaction down among federal employees

June 26, 2002 More civil servants have grown less satisfied with their jobs during the past year, particularly since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to a new report by the Brookings Institution. The number of federal employees who said they were "very satisfied" with their jobs fell 6 percent over the past ...

Defense Department gets earful on prison contracting rule

June 25, 2002 The Defense Department received almost 40 comments from sources in government and industry since it published an interim rule in the Federal Register in April that would increase competition between Federal Prison Industries and the private sector for the Pentagon's business. The public comment period on the controversial rule ended ...

Lawmakers urged to make Web sites more accessible

June 21, 2002 Leaders from government and industry gathered on Capitol Hill Thursday to urge congressional offices to voluntarily make their Web sites more accessible to the disabled. But Rep. Connie Morella, R-Md., said at the event that she wouldn't introduce legislation to force Congress to comply with a law that requires executive ...

Ramshackle military barracks adversely affect recruits, says report

June 20, 2002 Defense Department barracks that house military recruits are in poor condition and adversely affect the recruits' quality of life, according to a new report from the General Accounting Office. The crumbling infrastructure in many of the department's facilities may have caused health problems and made overcrowding worse, service officials told ...