News Briefs

News Briefs

April 9, 1997

News Briefs


Conference Announcements

OPM AM News Briefs


20th Annual May Training Program

The 20th annual May Training Program will be held at the Arlington [Texas] Convention Center from 8:00am to 4:00pm on Tuesday, May 13th and Wednesday, May 14, 1997. The two-day training program consists of 13 professional speakers who will present 20 different workshops on a wide variety of topics such as motivation, organizational improvement, successful writing, sexual harrassment, communication strategies, career advancement, and many more. Some workshop titles include:

  • How to Manage Projects, Priorities, and Deadlines;
  • Communicate With Clarity, Confidence, andCreditability;
  • Technology Never Stands Still.. Neither Should Your Career;
  • Leapfrogging Roadblocks to Organizational Harmony;

Conference costs are $45 per day. Complete conference details are available at The registration deadline is April 11,1997. For questions, please call Cheryl Moore, FWPC President, at 817-847-3898.

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Seminar

This two-day seminar scheduled for May 1 and 2 at OPM [in Washington, DC], is designed to help Employee Assistance Program counselors and other mental health professionals in developing and managing a CISD team. The seminar prepares participants to provide a variety of crisis services for distressed employees after a traumatic event occurs at work. For more information call Sheila Rozier at (202) 606-1269.

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 appraisals 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.

THE FEDERAL DIARY--The recent downturn of the stock market has lowered the 12-month rate of return of the C-fund from 26.04 percent to 19.38 (The Washington Post).

UNION/AGENCY--The National Partnership Council has written a report outlining the current situation and the serious challenges facing the government and its labor leaders (FEND's Government Performance Report).

SSA--"Senate leaders are demanding the Social Security Administration shut down an Internet site that compromises the financial privacy of tens of millions of Americans" (USA TODAY).

IRS--The Internal Revenue Service has fired 23 employees and disciplined others for browsing through tax records of friends, relatives and celebrities (The Washington Post).

OF INTEREST--How is your government doing? The FTC wants to know (The Washington Post)...Good, early care has a huge impact on children (The Wall Street Journal, Work & Family).

OTHER VIEWS--President orders agencies to hire welfare recipients (St. Paul Pioneer Press, St. Paul, MN, March 9)...Job information available from OPM (Chief, NY, NY, March 21; Olympian, Olympia, WA, Feb. 19).

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