News Briefs

May 15, 1997

News Briefs


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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.

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.

**TSP OPEN SEASON**The Thrift Savings Plan Open Season begins today and ends July 31. During this time, you may begin contributing to the TSP, change the amount of your TSP contributions, or allocate TSP contributions to your account among the three investment funds. To get more information and download the forms you will need, click here.

THE FEDERAL DIARY--Today's column reviews past earning records of the Thrift Savings Plan (The Washington Post).

WELFARE TO WORK--"As the nation begins the task of moving throngs of people from dependency to jobs over the next five years, stereotypes quickly fall away. The welfare caseload is as diverse as the nation itself" (The Wall Street Journal).

FEDERAL ISSUES--Senate keeps shutdown prevention language in the supplemental spending bill...Federal employee health premiums will not increase, pledges one Member of Congress (Government Employee Relations Report, 5/12/97).

CUSTOMS INSPECTORS--NTEU President Robert M. Tobias discusses the extension of federal law enforcement status to Customs Service inspectors and canine enforcement officers (USA TODAY, Letters).

OTHER VIEW--CFC application deadline is May 30 (Wetumpka Herald, Wetumpka, AL, 4/24/97).

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