News Briefs

November 8, 1996

News Briefs

The following news summaries are from OPM AM, the daily newsletter of the Office of Personnel Management. OPM AM is available on OPM Mainstreet, the agency's electronic bulletin board, at 202-606-4800.

VETERANS DAY, 1996--In his 1996 Proclamation marking November 11 as Veterans Day, President Clinton says in speaking about veterans and their service to our Nation, ". . . we must help them make the transition from military to civilian careers and empower them with the opportunities to use their training, discipline, and motivation in good and rewarding jobs" (The Federal Register, November 4).

THE FEDERAL DIARY--"The Washington area's 18,000 blue-collar federal workers will be getting a raise . . . " Just how much and when is uncertain at this time for several reasons (The Washington Post).

FEDERAL EMPLOYEE APPEALS--What is at issue is whether the current multiplicity of avenues of appeal is in the best interest of either the federal employee or the employing agency (The Public Manager, Fall 1996).

BALANCE--Secretary of Labor Robert B. Reich explains why he has not been successful at balancing his work and family responsibilities -- and why he is leaving the job he loves (The New York Times).

TEMPS--"America's growing legions of temporary workers are seeing their paychecks fatten more quickly than those of the permanently employed" (The New York Times).

HOT JOBS--As Cabinet secretaries leave, it "creates a ripple across government" (The Washington Post).

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