News Briefs

June 25, 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.

CHANGING WORKFORCE--Many workers who had dropped out of the labor force--including early retirees and welfare recipients--are going back to work in large numbers (USA TODAY).

STATE'S IG--A proposal to limit investigative practices by the State Department's inspector general has drawn the opposition of IGs at other federal departments (The Washington Post).

IRS--President Clinton issued an order yesterday creating a new board to assist in managing the far-flung Internal Revenue Service (The Washington Times).

BURNOUT--According to studies, the workforce is at risk of as much as 25% burnout (The Wall Street Journal, Work & Family, 6/24/97).

GSA has published its first on-line "Intergovernmental Solutions Newsletter" at

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