News Briefs

May 12, 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--"Beginning Thursday, federal workers who want to join the thrift savings plan, or who want to reallocate where their future payroll contributions will go, can get cracking. The open season runs through July." (The Washington Post).

MANAGEMENT--White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles sees himself as the White House's "chief operating officer" and President Clinton as the CEO (The Washington Post, A9).

BUDGET--"The budget agreement of 1997 is like a cumulus cloud. It is light and airy and evokes varied images in the minds of those who look at it." (The Wall Street Journal, The Outlook).

OF INTEREST--A design for a memorial to the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing will be chosen July 3 (The Washington Post, A17)..."The U.S. ambassador to Vietnam arrived in Hanoi Friday, Washington's first envoy since the war ended in 1975. (The Wall Street Journal, World-Wide).

OTHER VIEWS--"Frederick Pang, assistant secretary of defense for force-management policy, is rumored to become the Air Force's next top gun (The Washington Times, Inside the Beltway)... "The Navy and Coast Guard teamed up yesterday to search by sea and by air for a helicopter that crashed into the Pacific with four Marines aboard during an amphibious nighttime military exercise (The Washington Times). Falls Church, VA, April 14).

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