Federal Earlybird

Federal Earlybird


Feds Propose Accounts for Beneficiaries
The Associated Press reports that the Treasury Department is encouraging banks, savings institutions and credit unions to voluntarily set up low-cost accounts for federal beneficiaries who don't have checking or savings accounts.

Labor Department to Jump-Start Communities
The Washington Post reports that Vice President Gore is scheduled to announce 75 new winners of competitive welfare-to-work grants under a $3 billion federal program to help the poorest Americans.

Who will be the next Air Force Secretary?
The Washington Post's Al Kamen ponders: "Still no official decision on who will be the next Air Force secretary -- why rush things, the job's only been vacant since Sheila Widnall went back to Boston more than a year ago -- but Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen is said to be hoping it's going to be former deputy secretary of energy Charles B. Curtis."

Social Security Solution
The Clinton administration and the Republican leadership in Congress say they are ready to take on the complex and politically sensitive job of reshaping the Social Security system for the next century, according to The New York Times.

Crewman Search Called Off
The Associated Press has reported that the search for two crewmen missing in an American helicopter crash off the coast of Sicily has been abandoned, the U.S. Navy said today.