News Briefs

June 23, 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 runs through 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.

KAMARCK LEAVING--Elaine C. Kamarck, domestic policy advisor to Vice President Gore and leader of the reinvention effort, is leaving the administration to head a project on 21st century governance at Harvard University. Her departure comes at a crossroads in the reinvention process (The Washington Post).

PAY INCREASE--Federal judges, who last received a pay raise in 1993, are seeking nearly a 10 percent increase this year to make up for cost-of-living raises they have missed in the past four years (The Washington Post)...Some Congress members are considering raising their own salaries, a move that could thaw a four-year pay freeze on the top ranks of civil service (The Federal Times 6/30/97).

JOB RAIDERS--The loss of federal agencies and thousands of jobs has been a major factor in the steady decline in the District's economy over the past 25 years or more (The Washington Post).

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