News Briefs

May 9, 1997

News Briefs


Conference Announcements

News Briefs


10th Annual Federal Quality Conference

Get more information on this special conference and download a brochure and registration forms from our special conference section.

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--Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.) "will introduce a no-shutdown amendment to the supplemental appropriation." Also, tomorrow at 10 a.m. on WUST radio (ll20 AM) OPM's Marjorie Marks will talk about accommodating people with disabilities in the workplace (The Washington Post).

HEALTH PREMIUMS--Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) recently said there will be no reduction in the government's average contribution to the cost of premiums in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Congressional budget aides, however, are not so sure (The Washington Post).

WORKING WOMAN--"Mother's today are having such a hard time balancing the demands of family and work that they are looking back wistfully to the traditional type family structure and doubting their own success in raising their children" (The Sun).

OF INTEREST--Congressional Republicans yesterday mounted a new effort to dismantle the Department of Energy to save $20 billion and help balance the budget (The Washington Times)...The only think you can count on in business today is that you can't count on anything (The Wall Street Journal, The Front Lines).

OTHER VIEWS--FEHB is mentioned in an article about pharmacy benefits management (American Druggist, NY, NY, April 1)...OPM is mentioned in article about recruiting information technology personnel (Federal Computer Week, Falls Church, VA, April 14)...63 members of SES win awards (Chief, NY, NY, April 18)...128,000 federal workers took buyouts (Chief, NY, NY, April 18)...OPM mentioned in article on FMLA (Federal Computer Week, Falls Church, VA, April 14).

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