Tag: Agency News

Power, Propaganda and Money

Filed in News by on May 19, 2004 Comments

Spending appropriated funds for publicity and progaganda in support of an agency’s programs can create problems. Here is an example.

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GAO Recommends Establishing New Senior Position in DoD to Address Management Problems

Filed in News by on March 24, 2004 Comments

Transforming business systems at DoD is a complex job and has run into problems in a number of areas. GAO makes several recommendations to make the transformation to new systems work better.

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It’s An Election Year: OPM Issues Warning to Agencies on Personnel Actions

Filed in News by on March 22, 2004 Comments

OPM has issued a memo to agency heads advising them of restrictions on appointments and awards during election season

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TSP Adds New Call Center to Handle Queries

Filed in News by on March 8, 2004 Comments

TSP investors calling with questions or requests to handle TSP related actions will now have more than one center handling their calls.

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If It Walks Like A Duck, and Quacks Like a Duck, Is It Really a Duck?

Filed in News by on February 27, 2004 Comments

The Postal Service looks and sounds like a private company? Is it a private company or a government agency? A federal court assures USPS that it is an agency and can’t be sued like a private company.

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Pay-for-Performance in Demonstration Projects: GAO Reports

Filed in News by on February 26, 2004 Comments

Demonstration projects are often the basis for expanding pay for performance in agencies. GAO takes a look at some of these projects.

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Effective Performance Appraisal: Tips from the MSPB

Filed in News by on February 20, 2004 Comments

What makes performance appraisal effective? The MSPB has a few tips for federal supervisors that can make a lot of difference (and they aren’t that hard).

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DoD Hopes to Move Fast on New HR System

Filed in News by on February 19, 2004 Comments

The Dept. of Defense is moving out fast to implement a new personnel structure. David S. Chu, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, explains the reason for moving quickly.

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