News Briefs

March 7, 1997

News Briefs

Third Annual Performance Management Conference, May 13-14, McLean, VA

Plan now for the Third Annual Performance Management Conference, May 13-14, 1997, in McLean, VA, at the McLean Hilton Hotel. This conference is designed to provide practical, cutting-edge information on a wide variety of topics related to performance appraisal and awards. To receive a brochure, call (202) 606-2720, or fax a request to (202) 606-2395. For additional conference information, call Digna Carballosa at (202) 606-1778 or E-Mail

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.

GPRA--Republican leaders have put the Clinton administration on notice that they expect to play a central role in a new, multi-year strategic planning effort to improve government performance. The 1993 Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) requires agencies to file five-year strategic plans with Congress and OMB in September (The Washington Post, A19).

THE FEDERAL DIARY--RIF plans at NASA may be off since staff has decreased significantly...Former OPMer Reg Jones will talk about survivor benefits at 9 a.m. tomorrow on WUST radio (1120 AM) (The Washington Post, D2).

FEDERAL ISSUES--Proposed benefit cuts in the President's fiscal 1998 budget plan may be hard to defeat...OPM sets final rule on repayment of its ALJ examination expenses...Federal retirees and survivors satisfied with services (Government Employee Relations Report, February 24).

OF INTEREST--The overall vision of retirement held by 77 million Americans born between 1947 and 1964 is surprisingly optimistic according to a new USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll. Most expect their lives to be full and satisfying (USA TODAY).

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