News Briefs

May 6, 1997

News Briefs


Conference Announcements

News Briefs


10th Annual Federal Quality Conference

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U.S. Navy International Logistics Symposium

Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton will be a guest speaker at a three-day International Logistics Symposium sponsored by the Navy International Programs Office in conjunction with the American Society of Naval Engineers, July 14-16, 1997, at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Crystal City, VA. Representatives from government, industry and foreign nations will meet to exchange ideas and review exhibits on a variety of logistics topics related to the Navy's Foreign Military Sales program. For program information contact NAVSEA (703) 602-9000.

20th Annual May Training Program

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--"Agencies already contribute a big chunk of payroll dollars to the Civil Service Retirement System. Being required to contribute more would make employees--especially those in middle and higher grades--that much more expensive. At a time when agency budgets are being squeezed and the administration is targeting headquarters and supervisory jobs, nobody needs that kind of bull's-eye painted on their backside." (The Washington Post, B2).

RACISM--A lawyer for a drill sergeant accused of rape at Aberdeen is arguing that black men are being unfairly targeted in the investigations of sexual misconduct at the base. (The Washington Post, A1).

PENTAGON--"President Clinton's plan to build a national missile defense in six years is seriously flawed, and Defense Secretary William S. Cohen is adding $2 billion to rescue it." (The Washington Times, A1).

SOLDIERS MAY BE CUT--The Pentagon may seek to cut 50,000 troops in order to shore up more money for weapons procurement (The Los Angeles Times).

HEALTH--Neck and shoulder pain affect more than half of workers at the Social Security Administration (The Federal Times).

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